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Black-hole mergers cast kaleidoscope of shadows

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 10:21am

The objects would bend light around them into a 'fractal' as they spiral into each other.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16283

Half of stars lurk outside galaxies

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:21am

Rocket experiment captures glow attributed to renegade stars in intergalactic space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16288

Spooks generated by brain-body mismatch

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:21am

Illusory feeling that someone is behind you may be caused by faulty integration of signals from the body.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16294

California observatory wins back funding

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:21pm

University of California rescinds order for Lick Observatory to become self-supporting.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16299

Future of Great Barrier Reef divides scientists

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

Marine-park management comes under scrutiny as conservationists descend on Australia.

Nature 515 16 doi: 10.1038/515016a

Seven days: 31 October–6 November 2014

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

The week in science: Lava flow invades Hawaiian town; Poland moves to join European Southern Observatory; and China completes round-trip lunar mission.

Nature 515 12 doi: 10.1038/515012a

Lobbying sways NIH grants

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:21am

Pressure on lawmakers from patient-advocacy groups has shaped agency spending on rare-disease research.

Nature 515 19 doi: 10.1038/515019a

University sued after firing creationist fossil hunter

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 10:21am

Microscopist’s wrongful-dismissal case faces long odds.

Nature 515 20 doi: 10.1038/515020a

After the Berlin Wall: Central Europe up close

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 5:21pm

In the 25 years since the collapse of communism, the countries of central and Eastern Europe have each carved their own identity in science.

Nature 515 22 doi: 10.1038/515022a

Plasma-surfing machine brings mini-accelerators closer

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:21pm

Surfing 'wakefield' waves boosts electron energies over short distances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16289

Alzheimer's drug sneaks through blood–brain barrier

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:21pm

A double-sided antibody targets enzyme to reduce levels of harmful amyloid-β protein in monkeys.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16291

Metascience could rescue the ‘replication crisis’

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:21pm

Independent replication of studies before publication may reveal sources of unreliable results, says Jonathan W. Schooler.

Nature 515 9 doi: 10.1038/515009a

Fledgling space industry resolute after fatal crash

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 11:21am

Virgin Galactic accident should not be allowed to stifle innovation, warn analysts.

Nature 515 15 doi: 10.1038/515015a

Models overestimate Ebola cases

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:21am

Rate of infection in Liberia seems to plateau, raising questions over the usefulness of models in an outbreak.

Nature 515 18 doi: 10.1038/515018a