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Complex molecules made to order in synthesis machine

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:21pm

Automated clipping together of modular building blocks shows promise for drug discovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17113

Reprieve for Australian research facilities

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:21pm

Government backs down on threat to infrastructure funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17135

Seven days: 6–12 March 2015

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:21pm

The week in science: NASA’s Dawn probe orbits dwarf planet Ceres; ivory burns in Kenya; and the first round-the-world trip by a solar plane begins.

Nature 519 134 doi: 10.1038/519134a

Flu genomes trace H7N9's evolution and spread in China

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:21pm

But surveillance of avian influenza viruses is patchy and slow.

Nature 519 137 doi: 10.1038/519137a

LHC 2.0: A new view of the Universe

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:21am

As the Large Hadron Collider switches on again, a graphical guide to what it might find.

Nature 519 142 doi: 10.1038/519142a

World’s whaling slaughter tallied

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:21am

Commercial hunting wiped out almost three million animals last century.

Nature 519 140 doi: 10.1038/519140a

Anthropocene: The human age

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:21am

Momentum is building to establish a new geological epoch that recognizes humanity's impact on the planet. But there is fierce debate behind the scenes.

Nature 519 144 doi: 10.1038/519144a

Conflict resolution: Wars without end

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:21am

The world is full of bloody conflicts that can drag on for decades. Some researchers are trying to find resolutions through complexity science.

Nature 519 148 doi: 10.1038/519148a

Hints of hot springs found on Saturnian moon

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21pm

Particles streaming from Enceladus strengthen push to hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17072

Neanderthals wore eagle talons as jewellery

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:21pm

130,000-year-old claws show tell-tale signs of ornamental decoration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17095

Help to fight the battle for Earth in US schools

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:21pm

Scientists everywhere must champion a set of US education standards that promote Earth sciences, argues Nicole D. LaDue.

Nature 519 131 doi: 10.1038/519131a

Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21am

National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda.

Nature 519 138 doi: 10.1038/519138a

Australian research facilities under threat

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Political stand off leaves key programmes preparing for shut down.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17071

DNA mutation clock proves tough to set

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:21pm

Geneticists meet to work out why the rate of change in the genome is so hard to pin down.

Nature 519 139 doi: 10.1038/519139a

Smartphones set to boost large-scale health studies

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:21pm

Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17083

Bioelectric signals spark brain growth

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 1:21pm

Voltage changes coax frog cells to build new brain tissue.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17087