Analysis suggests dates of reported cosmic collision cannot explain North American extinctions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15194
Rock isotopes and fossils suggest region already had high elevations before India collided with Asia.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15191
Modelling and radar data from Amundsen Sea suggest current melting will run away.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15202
Study contradicts notion that microbes consumed most of the gas after 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15199
Entomologist Arnold van Huis wants to bring the world around to entomophagy.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15192
Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15186
Analysis finds the animals diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15188
Natural and artificial wonders feature in this selection of photos by Nature ’s art team.
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Planck’s polarization map excludes region where it could have cross-checked BICEP2 findings on Big Bang.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15181
One of the largest atomic nuclei known could lead to the discovery of superheavy elements that do not immediately decay.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15189
Automatic delivery of patching liquid could seal cracks in spacecraft.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15190
If synthetic biology is to thrive, the world needs to decide now how the field should be regulated and supported, says Volker ter Meulen.
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The week in science: Polio declared international health emergency; UK considers lifting confidentiality on animal research; and RIKEN panel dogged by further misconduct allegations.
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Study of disaster-prone Russian islands underscores perils of colonizing unfamiliar terrains.
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