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Planet hunters plot course for habitable worlds

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 11:21am

Researchers aim to set aside differences in search for life on distant spheres.

Nature 517 8 doi: 10.1038/517008a

NASA launches next-generation scientific balloon

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 7:21am

Super-pressure technology could keep γ-ray telescope aloft for 100 days or more around Antarctica.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16642

Nicaragua defies canal protests

Tue, 01/06/2015 - 7:21am

Scientists call for independent environmental assessment.

Nature 517 7 doi: 10.1038/517007a

Rudimentary egg and sperm cells made from stem cells

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 8:21pm

A feat achieved for the first time in humans could be a step towards a cure for infertility.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16636

Ebola raises profile of blood-based therapy

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 3:21pm

Convalescent plasma therapy is trialled to fight Ebola, but could also be used for new and emerging pathogens.

Nature 517 9 doi: 10.1038/517009a

Peer review — reviewed

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 1:21pm

Top medical journals filter out poor papers but often reject future citation champions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16629

Animal-rights activists ramp up campaigns in Europe

Mon, 01/05/2015 - 12:21pm

Footage from German and Italian labs makes its way to television reports.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16637