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Row reignites over distance of Pleiades star cluster

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 6:21pm

New measurement points to possible error in ESA survey that could also affect the agency's new Gaia mission.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15786

Social sciences suffer from severe publication bias

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:21pm

Survey finds that ‘null results’ rarely see the light of the day.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15787

Cost to control Ebola shoots up

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:21am

World Health Organization projects 20,000 cases and requests US$490 million to control West Africa outbreak.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15790

Ebola doctor reveals how infected Americans were cured

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:21am

Techniques used in the US to treat symptoms and subdue the virus in patients could work overseas, Bruce Ribner says.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15791

Seven days: 22–28 August 2014

Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Botched launch for Europe’s GPS satellites; Iran’s science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.

Nature 512 352 doi: 10.1038/512352a

Brazil considers transgenic trees

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:21pm

Genetically modified eucalyptus could be a global test case.

Nature 512 357 doi: 10.1038/512357a

Himalayan plants seek cooler climes

Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:21pm

Race is on to record mountain biodiversity before it is lost.

Nature 512 359 doi: 10.1038/512359a

Scientific advice: Crisis counsellors

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 1:21pm

Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.

Nature 512 360 doi: 10.1038/512360a

'Wandering stones' of Death Valley explained

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:21am

Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15773