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A stellar discovery on the Milky Way's far side

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:21pm

Five remarkable stars on the other side of our galaxy promise new insight into the outer reaches of our home turf.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15338

Images of the month: May 2014

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:21pm

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15313

‘No evidence for or against gravitational waves’

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Two analyses suggest signal of Big Bang ripples announced in March was too weak to be significant.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15322

Evolution sparks silence of the crickets

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Males on two Hawaiian islands simultaneously went mute in just a few years to avoid parasite.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15323

Proton's magnetism measured with greatest precision yet

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Physicists raise the bar in race to find discrepancies between matter and antimatter.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15310

China must continue the momentum of green law

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 7:21pm

A plan for improved environmental protection is a good first step, but all levels of society will need to work together for it to succeed, says Hong Yang.

Nature 509 535 doi: 10.1038/509535a

Seven days: 23–29 May 2014

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:21pm

The week in science: Germany announces research windfall; new crater is spotted on Mars; and Pfizer admits defeat in its pursuit of AstraZeneca.

Nature 509 538 doi: 10.1038/509538a

Theoretical physics: Complexity on the horizon

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:21pm

A concept developed for computer science could have a key role in fundamental physics — and point the way to a new understanding of space and time.

Nature 509 552 doi: 10.1038/509552a

Global health: Deadly dinners

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Polluting biomass stoves, used by one-third of the global population, take a terrible toll. But efforts to clean them up are failing.

Nature 509 548 doi: 10.1038/509548a

Toxic toads threaten ‘ecological disaster’ for Madagascar

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:21am

Researchers plead for action against invasive amphibian already poisoning native species.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15309

Depressed mice have excitable neurons

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:21am

Study pinpoints cells involved in coping with stress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15305

More woe for Australia’s science agency

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 9:21am

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