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Scientists find protein that unites sperm and egg

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 2:21pm

Newly discovered molecule plays crucial role in conception.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15058

Hepatitis C drugs not reaching poor

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Treatment guidelines for virus highlight challenge of paying for expensive drugs in low-income countries.

Nature 508 295 doi: 10.1038/508295a

Panel homes in on sites for γ-ray detector

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:21pm

Cherenkov Telescope Array will track high-energy photons to probe black holes, dark matter and relativity.

Nature 508 297 doi: 10.1038/508297a

IPCC report under fire

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:21pm

Critics attack panel’s lack of specific guidance on how countries should lower emissions.

Nature 508 298 doi: 10.1038/508298a

Biologist defiant over stem-cell method

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:21am

Japanese author of controversial papers denies wrongdoing and stands by results as testing of her protocol begins.

Nature 508 299 doi: 10.1038/508299a

Power from the oceans: Blue energy

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:21am

After years in the doldrums, the quest to harvest energy from the oceans is gathering speed.

Nature 508 302 doi: 10.1038/508302a

US health secretary's legacy goes beyond Obamacare

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Kathleen Sebelius oversaw a pandemic flu response, the expansion of Medicaid — and, yes, the flubbed health care website rollout.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15059

Sperm RNA carries marks of trauma

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Stress alters the expression of small RNAs in male mice and leads to depressive behaviours in later generations.

Nature 508 296 doi: 10.1038/508296a

Ancient Mars probably too cold for liquid water

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Planet’s atmosphere was too thin to keep its surface consistently warm, analysis suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15042

Nanoparticles make turkey eggs tough to crack

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 9:21am

Naturally occurring coating helps to fend off microbial invasion.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15039

Shorter list for gamma-ray telescope sites, but no home yet

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:21pm

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Report disputes benefit of stockpiling Tamiflu

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:21am

Medical panel suggests bulk purchase of influenza drug was a waste of money, but others caution against dropping anti-pandemic strategy.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15022

Exotic space particles slam into buried South Pole detector

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:21am

IceCube detected three neutrinos that could have radiated from titanic explosions in the depths of space.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15036

Former NIH stem-cell chief joins New York foundation

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:21am

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Society needs more than wonder to respect science

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 3:21pm

Researchers are well placed to explain concepts, but journalists will bring the critical scrutiny needed to integrate science in society, says Susan Watts.

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Seven days: 4–10 April 2014

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:21pm

The week in science: Chile hit by magnitude-8.2 quake; US unveils most accurate atomic clock; and European Parliament votes for clinical-trial transparency.

Nature 508 154 doi: 10.1038/508154a

Metabolic quirks yield tumour hope

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:21pm

Early clinical-trial results show promise for targeting cancer-related biochemical pathways.

Nature 508 158 doi: 10.1038/508158a

Funders punish open-access dodgers

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

Agencies withhold grant money from researchers who do not make publications openly available.

Nature 508 161 doi: 10.1038/508161a

Floods: Holding back the tide

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:21am

With the Ganges–Brahmaputra delta sinking, the race is on to protect millions of people from future flooding.

Nature 508 164 doi: 10.1038/508164a