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Biomedical institute opens its doors to physicists

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:21pm

The development is part of a growing trend to tap physics expertise.

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US and UK scientists dominate the ‘Hong Kong Nobels’

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:21pm

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US Supreme Court strikes IQ cutoff for death penalty cases

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

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Exotic atomic threesomes explained

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

How an experiment confirmed giant quantum states of three atoms that would not bind in twos.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15271

NASA might nix Spitzer telescope to save others

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 11:21am

Cash-starved agency to focus resources on Hubble, Kepler, Chandra and other orbiting observatories.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15289

Microbes defy rules of DNA code

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:21am

Researchers find widespread 'recoding'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15283

US physics strategy collides with budget

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:21am

Particle physicists seek international collaboration as domestic funding faces uncertain future.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15284

Seven days: 16–22 May 2014

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:21am

The week in science: Chinese research agencies announce open-access policies; Russia severs space-science ties with the United States; and the Colorado River flows to the sea for the first time in 20 years.

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Jelly genome mystery

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 8:21am

Publication of the draft genetic sequence of a comb jelly reveals a nervous system like no other.

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Reproductive medicine: The power of three

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:21pm

Techniques that transfer DNA from diseased human eggs to healthy ones — creating offspring with three biological parents — are on the verge of clinical use.

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Deforestation: Carving up the Amazon

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 3:21pm

A rash of road construction is causing widespread change in the world's largest tropical forest — with potentially global consequences.

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Blocking insulin breakdown shows promise against diabetes

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:21pm

Mouse study shows molecule controls blood sugar by hitting elusive drug target. 

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15273

Bacteria found in healthy placentas

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:21pm

Microbial flora similar to that in the mouth may play a role in preventing preterm births.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15274

Uproar as anti-GM activists acquitted in France

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:21pm

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A Longitude Prize for the twenty-first century

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:21am

The UK Government’s new prize for substantial innovation to address pressing societal problems should be welcomed, says Martin Rees.

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Pluto-bound probe faces crisis

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:21am

NASA scientists scramble to find an object in the outer Solar System’s Kuiper belt in time for a close-up visit.

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Submersible loss hits research

Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:21am

But scientists remain positive about the future of deep-sea exploration despite disintegration of unique US Nereus craft.

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