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Mystery haze appears above Ceres’s bright spots

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:21pm

Discovery bolsters idea that intriguing marks are made of ice, not salt.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18032

French teenager healthy 12 years after ceasing HIV treatment

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:21am

Eighteen-year-old joins small group of patients who can control the virus after discontinuing drugs.

Nature 523 391 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17951

Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets a $100-million boost

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:21am

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announces most comprehensive hunt for alien life.

Nature 523 392 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18016

World Health Organization to recommend early treatment for everyone with HIV

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 1:21pm

Public-health experts convinced by weight of evidence from several large trials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18017

Shoddy strut likely culprit in SpaceX rocket wreck

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:21pm

Company says the part failed under stress that was five times below certified limit.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18026

Pluto's vast icy plains and gentle hills emerge in new images

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:21am

New Horizons data portrays a geologically active world on the fringes of the Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18013

The week in science: test your knowledge

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:21am

It’s been a big week in science — have you been paying attention?

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17966

Polar bear metabolism cannot cope with ice loss

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 8:21am

The Arctic mammals may not survive the ongoing loss of their hunting grounds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17992

Podcast: Organic molecules in space and the Pluto fly-by

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 6:21am

Nature’s weekly audio round-up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17994

Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:21am

Conservationists stress the need to address Asia’s appetite for wildlife products.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18004

Spain and Chile chosen to host γ-ray telescope

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 2:21am

Sites picked for Cherenkov Telescope Array, which will search for high-energy particles arriving from space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18008

Don’t distort policy in the name of national pride

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:21pm

Dyna Rochmyaningsih offers a lesson from Indonesia on what can go wrong when governments use research to make a country look good.

Nature 523 257 doi: 10.1038/523257a

The week in science: 10–16 July 2015

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:21pm

Report criticizes the APA for colluding on torture; South Korean government is sued over MERS; and Pluto gets sized up by New Horizons.

Nature 523 260 doi: 10.1038/523260a

Smart shots bring Nigeria to brink of polio eradication

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:21am

The nation has embraced the latest research and innovative approaches to vaccination.

Nature 523 263 doi: 10.1038/523263a

‘Organs-on-chips’ go mainstream

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:21am

Drug companies put in vitro systems through their paces.

Nature 523 266 doi: 10.1038/523266a

First robust genetic links to depression emerge

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 7:21am

Discoveries energize hunt for genes connected to mental illness.

Nature 523 268 doi: 10.1038/523268a

The scientist of the future

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:21pm

A special issue of Nature examines what is needed to grow the next generation of scientists.

Nature 523 271 doi: 10.1038/523271a

Why we are teaching science wrong, and how to make it right

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

Active problem-solving confers a deeper understanding of science than does a standard lecture. But some university lecturers are reluctant to change tack.

Nature 523 272 doi: 10.1038/523272a

Reading, writing and high-energy physics

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

A look at some of the most innovative science-education programmes from kindergarten to university.

Nature 523 276 doi: 10.1038/523276a

Oldest animal sperm found inside fossilized worm cocoon

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 1:21pm

Preserved 50-million-year-old cell remains may give clues to evolution of earthworms and leeches.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17976