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'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:21am

Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15773

Scientists and cheesemakers gather for (microbial) culture

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Microbiologists are on a quest to catalogue and control the bacteria that make each raw-milk cheese unique.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15776

How fish can learn to walk

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Land-raised bichirs provide insight into evolutionary pressures facing first vertebrates to live on land.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15778

Long-sought neutrinos answer burning question about the Sun

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:21am

Underground lab catches low-energy particles that reveal crucial proton-proton fusion reaction.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15779

Entangled photons make a picture from a paradox

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:21am

Quantum imaging outlines objects with light that does not interact with them.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15781

Japanese lab at centre of stem-cell scandal to be reformed

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 4:21pm

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Allow use of electronic cigarettes to assess risk

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:21pm

Monitoring the outcomes of incentivized e-cigarette use, not endless research, will be the key to sensible regulation, says Daniel Sarewitz.

Nature 512 349 doi: 10.1038/512349a

World struggles to stop Ebola

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 2:21pm

Greater international assistance is needed to quell the epidemic, say health officials.

Nature 512 355 doi: 10.1038/512355a

Ecotourism rise hits whales

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:21am

Desire to observe whales and dolphins up close is affecting animals’ behaviour.

Nature 512 358 doi: 10.1038/512358a

E-cigarettes: The lingering questions

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:21am

In the haze of incomplete data, scientists are divided over the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes.

Nature 513 24 doi: 10.1038/513024a