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Green List promotes best conservation areas

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:21am

Project puts spotlight on protected reserves that boost biodiversity.

Nature 515 322 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16350

Peer-review website vows to fight scientist's subpoena

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:21am

Cancer researcher Fazlul Sarkar claims that anonymous comments on PubPeer cost him a job.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16356

Strange comet behaviour puzzles researchers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 7:21am

Dust from Comet Siding Spring pelted Mars, but another distant visitor seems to have no dust tail at all.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16332

Personalized cocktails vanquish resistant cancers

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 6:21am

Tailored approach uses cultured tumour samples to find effective drug combinations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16334

Ebola trials to start in December

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 4:21pm

Experimental treatments to be tested in Guinea at Médecins Sans Frontières sites.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16342

Shade spells trouble for Philae comet lander

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Probe's solar panels will get just three hours of light per Earth day, hindering its science goals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16346

European Commission scraps chief scientific adviser post

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:21pm

It is not yet clear what mechanism the commission will use as a replacement.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16348

Help luck along to find psychiatric medicines

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 11:21am

To increase the chances of stumbling on existing drugs that can double as brain treatments, a systematic search is needed, says David Nutt.

Nature 515 165 doi: 10.1038/515165a

Seven days: 7–13 November 2014

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:21am

The week in science: CERN picks new chief; USDA OKs transgenic potato; and astronomers win science mega-award.

Nature 515 168 doi: 10.1038/515168a

Gut–brain link grabs neuroscientists

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:21pm

Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

Nature 515 175 doi: 10.1038/515175a

Mental health: The great depression

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:21pm

Depression causes more disability than any other disorder. A special issue explores how science can help.

Nature 515 179 doi: 10.1038/515179a

Mental health: A world of depression

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Nature 515 180 doi: 10.1038/515180a

Medical research: If depression were cancer

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:21pm

Research into depression has struggled, while studies of cancer have thrived — but the balance could be shifting.

Nature 515 182 doi: 10.1038/515182a

Depression: A change of mind

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:21pm

Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works.

Nature 515 185 doi: 10.1038/515185a

Landing on a comet: Live from Rosetta mission control

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:21pm

As the Philae lander descends, Nature watches the milestone mission unfold from the European Space Agency.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16286

Microbiome science threatened by contamination

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:21am

Non-sterile sequencing returns rogue results in dilute microbe samples.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16327

Twisted light sends Mozart image over record distance

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:21am

Vienna demonstration shows that the technology can boost data capacity of laser beams over long distances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16328

China predicted to outspend the US on science by 2020

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:21am

Overview of world R&D spending shows China rising and other countries narrowing the gap with major powers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16329

Gas giant spins a surprise

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:21pm

Uranus rotates differently in its northern and southern hemispheres.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16333

What does the US–China climate deal mean?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:21pm

After months of secret talks, countries reveal new pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16335