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Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:21pm

Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15900

Swimming dinosaur found in Morocco

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:21am

Sail-backed reptile ruled an ancient river system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15901

NASA to return sample from Earth-bound asteroid

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:21am

US$800 million OSIRIS-REx will head for asteroid that could collide with Earth in twenty-second century.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15906

New details emerge on retracted STAP papers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:21am

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Seven days: 5–11 September 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:21pm

The week in science: NIH finds forgotten ricin, scientists discover massive dinosaur, and greenhouse gases hit record highs.

Nature 513 148 doi: 10.1038/513148a

NASA to send 3D printer into space

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Machine will let astronauts create parts to order.

Nature 513 156 doi: 10.1038/513156a

Chinese data hint at trigger for fatal quake

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Seismic activity started to rise just as two giant reservoirs on upper Yangtze were being filled with water.

Nature 513 154 doi: 10.1038/513154a

Wildlife energy: Survival of the fittest

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:21pm

Using a wildlife version of fitness trackers, biologists can finally measure how much energy animals need to stay alive.

Nature 513 157 doi: 10.1038/513157a

Curing blindness: Vision quest

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:21pm

Technologies are allowing doctors to do what was once unheard of: restore blind people's sight. Now the real challenges begin.

Nature 513 160 doi: 10.1038/513160a

Mite and ant locked together in amber

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Fossil is oldest known specimen of a mite attached to its victim.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15886

Next-generation stem cells cleared for human trial

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:21pm

Japanese team will use 'iPS' cells to treat patient with degenerative eye disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15897

Ozone recovery helped by warming climate

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:21am

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Make diagnostic centres a priority for Ebola crisis

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Bottlenecks in testing samples for Ebola leave patients stranded for days in isolation wards and raise fears of seeking treatment, says J. Daniel Kelly.

Nature 513 145 doi: 10.1038/513145a

Scientists split over Scottish independence vote

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:21pm

Research could founder or flourish if Scotland leaves the United Kingdom.

Nature 513 151 doi: 10.1038/513151a

Map of body’s protein-folding machinery wins major prize

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 1:21pm

The Lasker Awards are called the “American Nobels”, and one of the new winners says curiosity is his driving force.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15887

Balzan prizes honour plant ecologist and mathematician

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 8:21am

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Arctic archaeologists find Franklin Expedition ship

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 6:21pm

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