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'Grabbed' land has potential to feed millions

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Ethically controversial land deals could improve food shortages in poor countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15471

Earliest skeletal animals were reef builders

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Ecological reef-building adaptation in skeletal animals appeared much earlier than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15470

Antibiotic resistance focus of UK Longitude Prize

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

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Rural students are being left behind in China

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

As the education gap between city and countryside widens, young people face an invisible barrier to scientific research, says Qiang Wang.

Nature 510 445 doi: 10.1038/510445a

Seven days: 20–26 June 2014

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Chemist fined over burns death in lab; gravitational-waves team admits dust problems; and West African Ebola outbreak worsens.

Nature 510 448 doi: 10.1038/510448a

NASA carbon-monitoring orbiter readies for launch

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Satellite will map sources and sinks of greenhouse gas in unprecedented detail.

Nature 510 451 doi: 10.1038/510451a