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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

US agency shifts approach to global poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:21pm

USAID's Global Development Lab will fund research into technological solutions for target problems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14983

Publicly questioned papers more likely to be retracted

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:21pm

Whistle-blower’s study suggests informing authorities privately is less likely to lead to corrective action.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14979

Seven days: 28 March–3 April 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Court halts Japanese whaling, misconduct found in controversial stem-cell papers, and a surprising rise in autism diagnoses.

Nature 508 12 doi: 10.1038/508012a

ExoMars scientists narrow down landing sites

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Facing engineering constraints, researchers propose four destinations for European rover.

Nature 508 19 doi: 10.1038/508019a

El Niño tests forecasters

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm

As hints emerge of a major weather event this year, poor data could thwart attempts to improve predictions.

Nature 508 20 doi: 10.1038/508020a

Epigenomics starts to make its mark

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm

Analysis of chemical patterns on DNA shows promise for explaining disease, but few results have yet been replicated.

Nature 508 22 doi: 10.1038/508022a

Video: Fresh glimpse at iconic dinosaur footprints

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:21pm

Historical images give rise to three-dimensional reconstruction of ancient Texas trackway.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14975

Cancer treatment: The killer within

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:21pm

The immune system can be a powerful weapon against cancer — but researchers are still grappling with how to control it.

Nature 508 24 doi: 10.1038/508024a