Mouse study shows molecule controls blood sugar by hitting elusive drug target.
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Microbial flora similar to that in the mouth may play a role in preventing preterm births.
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The UK Government’s new prize for substantial innovation to address pressing societal problems should be welcomed, says Martin Rees.
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NASA scientists scramble to find an object in the outer Solar System’s Kuiper belt in time for a close-up visit.
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But scientists remain positive about the future of deep-sea exploration despite disintegration of unique US Nereus craft.
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US intelligence programme analyses language in patents and papers to identify next big technologies.
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E-mails suggest agency was allowed to influence an external investigation of one of its clinical trials.
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Plan could increase health costs in middle-income nations.
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Study of earthquake cycles suggests a coming period of greater seismic activity in the Bay Area.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15244
Winning challenge will be focus of £10-million Longitude Prize fund.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15247
Bacteria found on the Curiosity rover reveal the types of microorganisms that spacecraft carry.
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Scientists suspect a fast-acting wind-borne toxin underlies the childhood disease.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15252
Researchers will now be required to make papers free to read within one year of publication.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15255
Researchers image complete nervous system in real time.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15240
Correlation suggests answer to longstanding question about what triggers bolts.
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Unless a new patron emerges, HAARP will be dismantled in June.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15243
Cosmologist casts doubt on BICEP2's analysis of cosmic microwaves, but the team stands by its conclusions.
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