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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

Strong earthquake hits northern Chile

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:21am

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Climate change report marks risks of a warm future

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:21pm

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Biologist claims controversial stem-cell method might work

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

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Ukraine’s science in turmoil

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

Crimean institutions put their future in Russia’s hands as Ukraine attempts research reforms.

Nature 508 15 doi: 10.1038/508015a

Regulators adopt more orphan drugs

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

Agencies face rising applications for rare-disease therapies resulting from increasingly precise disease definitions.

Nature 508 16 doi: 10.1038/508016a

Monkeys that cut calories live longer

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

Long-running study reopens debate on benefits of reduced-intake diets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14963

Stem-cell scientist found guilty of misconduct

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:21am

But Japanese researcher stands by her claim to be able to produce stem cells using an acid bath or mechanical stress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14974

US doctors' group says patients should have option not to know their DNA

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:21am

New genome-sequencing recommendation will enable patients to opt out of testing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14976

Cosmology: Polar star

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:21am

After years of work in the Antarctic, John Kovac and his team have captured strong evidence for a long-held theory about the Universe’s birth.

Nature 508 28 doi: 10.1038/508028a

Archaeageddon: how gas-belching microbes could have caused mass extinction

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Study suggests gene transfer led to sudden release of methane 252 million years ago, killing most life on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14958

UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14953

‘Electronic skin' equipped with memory

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14952