Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice.
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Analysis finds the animals diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago.
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Natural and artificial wonders feature in this selection of photos by Nature ’s art team.
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Planck’s polarization map excludes region where it could have cross-checked BICEP2 findings on Big Bang.
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One of the largest atomic nuclei known could lead to the discovery of superheavy elements that do not immediately decay.
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Automatic delivery of patching liquid could seal cracks in spacecraft.
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If synthetic biology is to thrive, the world needs to decide now how the field should be regulated and supported, says Volker ter Meulen.
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The week in science: Polio declared international health emergency; UK considers lifting confidentiality on animal research; and RIKEN panel dogged by further misconduct allegations.
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Study of disaster-prone Russian islands underscores perils of colonizing unfamiliar terrains.
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As drug companies shift focus, academia ramps up its role in bringing discoveries to market.
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Methods for monitoring tumour cells in living animals are transforming our view of cancer.
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Since the birth of synthetic biology nearly 15 years ago, the field has splintered into diverse tribes of scientists, all attempting to bestow cells with new abilities.
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Synthetic biology is facing a tug of war over whether to patent its discoveries or embrace open-source innovation.
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