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Vermont to require labelling of genetically modified foods

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 9:21am

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Biased biology: the case of the missing vaginas

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 8:21am

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New brain cells erase old memories

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:21pm

Neurogenesis interferes with past learning in infant and adult mice.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15186

Genome reveals polar bear's youth

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:21pm

Analysis finds the animals diverged from brown bears less than 500,000 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15188

Images of the Month: April 2014

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:21pm

Natural and artificial wonders feature in this selection of photos by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15146

Milky Way map skirts question of gravitational waves

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 8:21pm

Planck’s polarization map excludes region where it could have cross-checked BICEP2 findings on Big Bang.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15181

Element 117 hints at 'island of stability' on periodic table

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 3:21pm

One of the largest atomic nuclei known could lead to the discovery of superheavy elements that do not immediately decay.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15189

Plastic material imitates veins to heal itself

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:21am

Automatic delivery of patching liquid could seal cracks in spacecraft.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15190

Misconduct verdict stands for Japanese stem-cell researcher

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 4:21pm

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Time to settle the synthetic controversy

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:21pm

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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Seven days: 2–8 May 2014

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 3:21pm

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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Avalanche hotspot revealed

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 2:21pm

Study of disaster-prone Russian islands underscores perils of colonizing unfamiliar terrains.

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Universities seek to boost industry partnerships

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 7:21am

As drug companies shift focus, academia ramps up its role in bringing discoveries to market.

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Imaging: Cancer caught in the act

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:21pm

Methods for monitoring tumour cells in living animals are transforming our view of cancer.

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Synthetic biology: Beyond divisions

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 1:21pm

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: Cultural divide

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:21pm

Synthetic biology is facing a tug of war over whether to patent its discoveries or embrace open-source innovation.

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