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Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:21pm

Premature hype over gravitational waves highlights gaping holes in models for the origins and evolution of the Universe, argues Paul Steinhardt.

Nature 510 9 doi: 10.1038/510009a

Phage therapy gets revitalized

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 7:21pm

The rise of antibiotic resistance rekindles interest in a century-old virus treatment.

Nature 510 15 doi: 10.1038/510015a

Funding windfall rescues abandoned stem-cell trial

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:21pm

But more players have joined the quest to treat spinal-cord injury with embryonic cells.

Nature 510 18 doi: 10.1038/510018a

Big Bang finding challenged

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:21pm

Signal of gravitational waves was too weak to be significant, studies suggest.

Nature 510 20 doi: 10.1038/510020a

Galactic collision gave Andromeda its arms

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:21pm

Simulation suggests galaxy gained spiral structure after crashing into a smaller companion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15329

Ship speed limits can save right whales

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 1:21pm

Environmental groups sue to force US government to expand conservation efforts in North Atlantic.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15336

Genetic tests suggest STAP stem cells ‘never existed’

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:21pm

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Parasitic vines may serve as lightning rods

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:21am

Field campaign in Panama will study whether lianas help trees to survive lightning strikes.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15325

Flashes of light show how memories are made

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:21am

Researchers confirm cellular basis for memory by implanting and erasing fear into the brains of rats using fibre optics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15330

Wind may deflate search for habitable planets

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:21am

Study suggests that stellar wind of M-dwarfs erodes atmosphere of planets in the habitable zone.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15335

Bees build mental maps to get home

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:21am

Study suggests the insects do not rely solely on the Sun as a compass.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15333

US agency unveils emissions plan for existing power plants

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:21am

Draft regulations call for a 30% cut to US facilities' carbon dioxide emissions by 2030.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15334

Computer model predicts academic success

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:21am

Algorithm based on publications finds that first-author articles in leading journals matter most.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15337

A stellar discovery on the Milky Way's far side

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:21pm

Five remarkable stars on the other side of our galaxy promise new insight into the outer reaches of our home turf.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15338

Images of the month: May 2014

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:21pm

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15313

‘No evidence for or against gravitational waves’

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Two analyses suggest signal of Big Bang ripples announced in March was too weak to be significant.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15322

Evolution sparks silence of the crickets

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Males on two Hawaiian islands simultaneously went mute in just a few years to avoid parasite.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15323

Proton's magnetism measured with greatest precision yet

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Physicists raise the bar in race to find discrepancies between matter and antimatter.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15310