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HIV community reels from losses in MH17 plane tragedy

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 10:21am

HIV researcher Joep Lange among at least six delegates to AIDS conference who died in crash.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15584

Scientist killed on MH17 brought HIV therapy to the poor

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 9:21am

Research community mourns Joep Lange, who was among the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15588

Quantum bounce could make black holes explode

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:21am

If space-time is granular, it could reverse gravitational collapse and turn it into expansion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15573

Cutting down crop waste could feed 3 billion

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 4:21am

Localized farming reforms would bulk up food security.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15575

Fiendish wheat genome reveals grain's history

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:21pm

Near-complete sequence of bread-wheat DNA accelerates breeding efforts.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15577

Mosquitoes transmit chikungunya in continental US

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:21am

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Duck-shaped comet could make Rosetta landing more difficult

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:21am

Surprising irregularity could be the result of a merger.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15579

Solar sail to hitch free ride on light breeze in 2016

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 10:21am

LightSail 1 will launch from SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket to demonstrate propellant-free propulsion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15580

Mars rover facing harshest journey yet

Tue, 07/22/2014 - 7:21am

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Google maps methane leaks

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm

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Misjudgements will drive social trials underground

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:21pm

A Facebook study that manipulated news feeds was not definitively unethical and offered valuable insight into social behaviour, says Michelle Meyer.

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Physics: Wave of the future

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:21am

After two decades and more than half a billion dollars, LIGO, the world's largest gravitational-wave observatory, is on the verge of a detection. Maybe.

Nature 511 278 doi: 10.1038/511278a

Weight-loss surgery: A gut-wrenching question

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Gastric-bypass surgery can curb obesity as well as diabetes and a slew of other problems. Researchers are now trying to find out how it works.

Nature 511 282 doi: 10.1038/511282a

Diamond squished to reveal secrets of giant planets

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 1:21pm

Lasers subject gem to millions of times atmospheric pressure

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15547

Ancient fossils sport modern brains

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:21pm

Marine predators from the Cambrian era had brains wired like some in living inverterbrates.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15565

Take a virtual voyage into Darwin's library

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:21am

A science historian describes how he reconstructed the collection of texts the naturalist used aboard the HMS Beagle .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15568

Gene therapy creates biological pacemaker

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:21pm

Pig-heart cells modified to keep a steady beat.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15569

Safety lapses in US government labs spark debate

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pledges ‘comprehensive, sweeping change’ after incidents involving influenza and anthrax.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15570

Many women scientists sexually harassed during fieldwork

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:21pm

An expanded survey of abuse in the field points to the need for clearer policies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15571

Seven days: 11–17 July 2014

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:21pm

The week in science: Smallpox found in fridge; HIV-rebound dashes hope of ‘cure’; and scandal over faked peer review.

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