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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.

Nature 512 7 doi: 10.1038/512007a

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

Humans have tripled mercury levels in upper ocean

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 1:21pm

Pollution may soon overwhelm deep seas' ability to sequester mercury.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15680

Rosetta craft makes historic comet rendezvous

Sun, 08/10/2014 - 1:21pm

European Space Agency's comet-chasing mission arrives after 10-year journey.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15681

Seven days: 1–7 August 2014

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Death of top Japanese stem-cell scientist; instruments picked for Mars rover; and drought tightens grip on California.

Nature 512 10 doi: 10.1038/512010a

Binary star to spill celestial secrets

Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Close approach and violent interaction of stars in η Carinae system will provide rare insight into stellar enigma.

Nature 512 13 doi: 10.1038/512013a

Fiendish million-dollar proof eludes mathematicians

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

Proposed solution to Navier–Stokes equations, used to model fluids, is wrong.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15659