Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.
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Critics say putting low-performing countries in charge of research centres will compromise institution-building effort.
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Round-the-clock space-weather warnings will protect satellites and help prevent blackouts on Earth.
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Formula combines flagship species with lesser-known groups to measure value of hotspots.
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Worlds around other worlds may be habitable.
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Previously unknown species found to aid tree pests' survival, opening way for new control methods.
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Researchers use electroconvulsive therapy to disrupt recall of specific events.
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Benefits and risks of ‘gain-of-function’ work must be evaluated, they say.
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The procedure could aid assisted reproduction.
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Decline can mean 80% of data are unavailable after 20 years.
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Spectral technique promises to enable mass measurement for planets around faint stars.
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Approach could complement current treatments.
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Amborella sequence might help to explain why flowering plants conquered Earth.
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The revelation that US and British spy agencies have undermined a commonly used encryption code should alarm researchers, says Charles Arthur.
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The week in science: China lands rover on the Moon, Israel joins CERN, and the number of animals used for scientific purposes in the European Union falls.
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Researchers ponder whether Eastern Europe’s large areas of abandoned land should be replanted or left as a carbon sink.
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From the US shutdown to breakthroughs in stem-cell therapies, the past 12 months have seen fluctuating fortunes for science.
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