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Put focus back on basic research, say science unions

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 3:21pm

Survey of 12 countries shows discontent with governments that prioritize short-term rewards.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15817

Marmoset see, marmoset do

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:21pm

Monkeys in the wild learn skills by watching instructional videos.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15818

Earth's new address: 'Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea'

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:21pm

Analysis of galaxies shows local supercluster to be 100 times larger than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15819

Sea creatures add branch to tree of life

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:21am

Invertebrates found in Australia in the 1980s do not fit in any known group.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15833

Ebola now threatens national security in west Africa

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:21am

The virus remains unchecked because of the lack of a global effort to implement emergency public-health measures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15834

Curiosity rover comes in last in NASA ranking

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:21am

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Judge research impact on a local scale

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:21am

Metrics that give a global overview risk sidelining science in developing nations, argues Casparus J. Crous.

Nature 513 7 doi: 10.1038/513007a

Ebola drug trials set to begin amid crisis

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:21pm

Testing drugs in the middle of deadly disease outbreak is challenging but can be done.

Nature 513 13 doi: 10.1038/513013a

Stalled El Niño poised to resurge

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:21pm

Studies of brewing weather event test understanding of past and future climate.

Nature 513 15 doi: 10.1038/513015a

Images of the month: August 2014

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:21am

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15797

US agency updates rules on sharing genomic data

Thu, 09/04/2014 - 9:21am

Changes clarify procedures for telling participants in NIH-funded studies how their data might be used.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15800

Neanderthals made some of Europe's oldest art

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 2:21pm

Criss-cross patterns deep in a Gibraltan cave suggest that the species had minds capable of abstract artistic expression.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15805

Earth's new address: 'Solar System, Milky Way, Laniakea'

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Analysis of galaxies shows local supercluster to be 100 times larger than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15819

Quick test for malaria shows promise

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Magnetic detection method is more portable and less error-prone than conventional tests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15796

NASA extends Mars rover and Moon orbiter missions

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21pm

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California quake puts warning system in the spotlight

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:21am

Scientists, politicians and business leaders will discuss practicalities of a regional network.

Nature 513 18 doi: 10.1038/513018a

Icelandic volcano erupts

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:21am

Lava flows from Bárðarbunga after nearly two weeks of seismic unrest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15792

Ebola drug saves infected monkeys

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:21am

ZMapp is the first treatment to completely protect animals after they show symptoms of disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15793

US government labs plan biohazard-safety sweep

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:21am

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Ebola virus mutating rapidly as it spreads

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:21am

Outbreak likely originated with a single animal-to-human transmission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15777