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French academy decries slide in research spending

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:21am

Cut of €80 million in 2014 budget threatens health of basic research, scientists warn.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14451

Earthquake lights linked to rift zones

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 8:21am

Steep geological faults most likely to host strange luminescence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14455

Ancient European genomes reveal jumbled ancestry

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:21pm

Mysterious peoples from the north and Middle Easterners joined prehistoric locals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14456

Water risk as world warms

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:21pm

First comprehensive global-impact project shows that water scarcity is a major worry.

Nature 505 10 doi: 10.1038/505010a

X-ray source left without home

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:21pm

No plans to build next-generation accelerator despite large investment by US agency.

Nature 505 11 doi: 10.1038/505011a

Cloudy skies on nearby super-Earth

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Filtered starlight reveals an otherworldly chemical haze.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14450

What to expect in 2014

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Nature takes a look at what is in store for science in the new year.

Nature 505 13 doi: 10.1038/505013a

Emerging powers need a more-inclusive science

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Fast-growing economies can learn from the West's mistakes and couple social and 'hard' sciences to address their own societal needs, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 505 7 doi: 10.1038/505007a

Triple-threat method sparks hope for fusion

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:21pm

The secrets to its success are lasers, magnets and a big pinch.

Nature 505 9 doi: 10.1038/505009a

Behaviour and biology: The accidental epigeneticist

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 7:21pm

By studying disadvantaged children, Richard Tremblay has traced the roots of chronic aggressive behaviour back as far as infancy. Now he hopes to go back further.

Nature 505 14 doi: 10.1038/505014a

Seven days: 2 January 2014

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 6:21pm

This week in science: Europe launches star-mapping mission, GSK to phase out physician fees, and geneticist Janet Rowley dies.

Nature 505 8 doi: 10.1038/505008a

Feathers were the exception rather than the rule for dinosaurs

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:21am

Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14379

Europe waters down transnational 'research buddy' plan

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:21pm

Critics say putting low-performing countries in charge of research centres will compromise institution-building effort.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14406

UK bolsters defences against crippling solar storms

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:21pm

Round-the-clock space-weather warnings will protect satellites and help prevent blackouts on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14432