A billion years ago, a huge rift nearly cleaved North America down the middle. And then it failed. Researchers may be getting close to finding out why.
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Some song sparrows signal their aggressiveness clearly, but others are more circumspect.
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Controversial model points to benefits of more opinionated reviews.
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Agency restructuring will postpone a major grants programme for one year.
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Controversial stem-cell therapy gets second shot at clinical trial.
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Collectors band together to salvage cast-off equipment.
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Slothful response from regulators and manufacturers means antibiotic resistance is missed.
Nature 504 19 doi: 10.1038/504019a
Sanctions cause increasing shortfall in medicines and vaccines.
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Results are reported more thoroughly in government database than in journals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14286
Scientists launch company to develop the therapeutic potential of gene-snipping enzymes.
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Study reveals global shift towards animal-based diet — a bad omen for the environment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14282
Throat structure explains why male mating calls are bizarrely deeper than expected for the animal's size.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14275
Genetic imprint from traumatic experiences carries through at least two generations.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14272
First given up for dead, 'dirty ice ball' may have partially survived close brush with the Sun.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14253
Computing technique reconstructs 3D images from single photons reflected from dimly lit object.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14260
Four-year study shows that split-second reactions foretell future satisfaction.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14261
Publisher withdraws paper despite authors' objections, citing weak evidence.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14268
Fans at next year's World Cup in Brazil may be exposed to a nasty and incurable tropical disease, warns Simon Hay.
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The week in science: Two-time Nobel winner Frederick Sanger dies, volcano creates Japanese island, and Iran agrees to uranium limits.
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Raft of control measures slows the march of alien species.
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