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Water risk as world warms

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 6:21pm

First comprehensive global-impact project shows that water scarcity is a major worry.

Nature 505 10 doi: 10.1038/505010a

X-ray source left without home

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 2:21pm

No plans to build next-generation accelerator despite large investment by US agency.

Nature 505 11 doi: 10.1038/505011a

Cloudy skies on nearby super-Earth

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Filtered starlight reveals an otherworldly chemical haze.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14450

What to expect in 2014

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Nature takes a look at what is in store for science in the new year.

Nature 505 13 doi: 10.1038/505013a

Emerging powers need a more-inclusive science

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:21pm

Fast-growing economies can learn from the West's mistakes and couple social and 'hard' sciences to address their own societal needs, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 505 7 doi: 10.1038/505007a

Triple-threat method sparks hope for fusion

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 12:21pm

The secrets to its success are lasers, magnets and a big pinch.

Nature 505 9 doi: 10.1038/505009a

Behaviour and biology: The accidental epigeneticist

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 7:21pm

By studying disadvantaged children, Richard Tremblay has traced the roots of chronic aggressive behaviour back as far as infancy. Now he hopes to go back further.

Nature 505 14 doi: 10.1038/505014a

Seven days: 2 January 2014

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 6:21pm

This week in science: Europe launches star-mapping mission, GSK to phase out physician fees, and geneticist Janet Rowley dies.

Nature 505 8 doi: 10.1038/505008a

Feathers were the exception rather than the rule for dinosaurs

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:21am

Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14379

Europe waters down transnational 'research buddy' plan

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 3:21pm

Critics say putting low-performing countries in charge of research centres will compromise institution-building effort.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14406

UK bolsters defences against crippling solar storms

Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:21pm

Round-the-clock space-weather warnings will protect satellites and help prevent blackouts on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14432

Charismatic mammals can help guide conservation

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:21pm

Formula combines flagship species with lesser-known groups to measure value of hotspots.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14396

First possible exomoon spotted

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Worlds around other worlds may be habitable.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14430

Fungus discovery offers pine-wilt hope

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:21pm

Previously unknown species found to aid tree pests' survival, opening way for new control methods.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14449