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Funders punish open-access dodgers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.

Nature 508 161 doi: 10.1038/508161a

Floods: Holding back the tide

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding.

Nature 508 164 doi: 10.1038/508164a

UK funder explains clamp-down on open access

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21am

Wellcome Trust's Robert Kiley discusses sanctions to ensure that grants lead to freely available papers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14999

EU states lose up to one-third of honeybees per year

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 5:21pm

Survey finds beehives died off at higher rates in north of continent. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15016

Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:21pm

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations.

Nature 508 296 doi: 10.1038/508296a

James Lovelock reflects on Gaia's legacy

Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:21pm

Scientist who features in an exhibition opening today in London, talks about Gaia, climate change and whether peer review is necessary.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15017

Acid-bath stem cell scientist apologizes and appeals

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm

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NIH stem-cell programme closes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 2:21pm

Director resigns as just one clinical-trial award is made.

Nature 508 157 doi: 10.1038/508157a

E-cigarettes affect cells

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:21pm

Questions raised over health effects of devices.

Nature 508 159 doi: 10.1038/508159a

Earth observation enters next phase

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 6:21pm

Expectations high as first European Sentinel satellite launches.

Nature 508 160 doi: 10.1038/508160a

Western science severs ties with Russia

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:21pm

Country’s science renaissance threatened as NATO and NASA suspend links.

Nature 508 162 doi: 10.1038/508162a

Time running out for rarest primate

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:21am

Rescue bid launched to save Hainan gibbon from becoming first ape driven to extinction by humans.

Nature 508 163 doi: 10.1038/508163a

Biomarkers and ageing: The clock-watcher

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:21pm

Biomathematician Steve Horvath has discovered a strikingly accurate way to measure human ageing through epigenetic signatures.

Nature 508 168 doi: 10.1038/508168a

Bacterial tricks for turning plants into zombies

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:21pm

Microbe deploys proteins that manipulate both the plant it infects and the insects that spread it.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15011

Dark matter may be destroying itself in Milky Way’s core

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:21pm

Excess gamma-ray light at the galactic centre may indicate invisible dark-matter particles.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15018

Stress alters children's genomes

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:21am

Poverty and unstable family environments shorten chromosome-protecting telomeres in nine-year-olds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14997

Fossil galaxy may be one of first ever formed

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:21am

The stars in the nearby Segue 1 dwarf galaxy have low abundances of elements heavier than helium.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14998

New origin seen for Earth's tectonic plates

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:21am

Continual diving of crust into mantle is sufficient to explain formation of plate boundaries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14993