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Iranian is first woman to nab highest prize in maths

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 2:21pm

Maryam Mirzakhani is among four young researchers to win Fields Medals, awarded every four years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15686

James Cameron explains science of Deepsea Challenge 3D

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:21pm

Film strives to balance demands of extreme ocean research with entertainment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15702

Should experimental drugs be used in the Ebola outbreak?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:21pm

Nature examines the risks and benefits of unproven Ebola treatments, as World Health Organization says it is ethical to use them in West African crisis.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15698

Student may be jailed for posting scientist’s thesis on web

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 5:21am

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Spread of genes implicated in post-traumatic stress disorder

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:21pm

Identification of possible genetic markers supports trauma treatment with steroid hormone.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15699

Laser identifies explosives from afar

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:21pm

Scattered light reveals composition of dangerous powders from up to a kilometre away.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15701

Oil pipeline impact may be underestimated

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:21am

Keystone XL's greenhouse-gas emissions could be four times larger than US government predicts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15692

Ebola declared a public-health emergency

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 9:21am

World Health Organization announcement could shift focus to basic public health.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15689

Fish flourish on anxiety drug

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:21am

Pharmaceutical pollutants in water seem to benefit at least one species — effects that could be missed by standard risk assessments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15694

Ban all ivory sales for 10 years, says conservationist

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:21am

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Tiny water worlds float in oil reservoirs

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Thriving microbial communities found in tar lake suggest new approach to break down oil spills.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15684

Origami robot folds itself in 4 minutes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Robot begins as a flat sheet and uses heat to get into shape.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15687

Physics student arrested after axe attack

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:21pm

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Science shut down at crippled UK Antarctic base

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:21am

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Europe needs a research leader who will lead

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:21am

The next research commissioner for the European Union will need the drive and confidence to clear a daunting in-tray, argues Colin Macilwain.

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Open-access website gets tough

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:21am

Leading directory tightens listing criteria to weed out rogue journals.

Nature 512 17 doi: 10.1038/512017a

Hidden bonus from vaccination

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:21am

Immunization against pneumococcus in Africa also reduces levels of antibiotic resistance.

Nature 512 14 doi: 10.1038/512014a

US big-data health network launches aspirin study

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:21pm

PCORI clinical-research initiative will collect information on some 30 million people.

Nature 512 18 doi: 10.1038/512018a

Organic synthesis: The robo-chemist

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:21pm

The race is on to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.

Nature 512 20 doi: 10.1038/512020a