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Wastewater disposal causes sharp rise in central US earthquakes

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:21pm

Nearly 90% of region's quakes now caused by water injected into underground wells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17795

Ancient American genome rekindles legal row

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 12:21pm

'Kennewick Man' sequencing points to Native American ancestry.

Nature 522 404 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17797

Why the Pope's letter on climate change matters

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:21am

Nature selects the most interesting passages from the latest Vatican encyclical.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17800

Astronomers claim first glimpse of primordial stars

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 7:21am

Bright galaxy thought to hold stars from generation that seeded rest of Universe.

Nature 522 401 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17802

Rethink our approach to assessing risk

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 5:21am

The ‘post-normal science’ framework would make regulatory decisions about research in humans more effective, says Frederick Grinnell.

Nature 522 257 doi: 10.1038/522257a

The week in science: 12–18 June 2015

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 4:21am

Neutrinos switch their flavours; biomedical research using chimps may be stymied in the US; and common Eurasian bird is in population freefall.

Nature 522 260 doi: 10.1038/522260a

Anti-ageing pill pushed as bona fide drug

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:21am

Regulators asked to consider ageing a treatable condition.

Nature 522 265 doi: 10.1038/522265a

Graphene booms in factories but lacks a killer app

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 9:21am

Although the wonder material is being made in record volume, commercial success is elusive.

Nature 522 268 doi: 10.1038/522268a

The super materials that could trump graphene

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:21am

A wave of innovative flat materials is following in the wake of graphene — but the most exciting applications could come from stacking them into 3D devices.

Nature 522 274 doi: 10.1038/522274a