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Fossil galaxy may be one of first ever formed

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:21am

The stars in the nearby Segue 1 dwarf galaxy have low abundances of elements heavier than helium.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14998

New origin seen for Earth's tectonic plates

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 9:21am

Continual diving of crust into mantle is sufficient to explain formation of plate boundaries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14993

US agency shifts approach to global poverty

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:21pm

USAID's Global Development Lab will fund research into technological solutions for target problems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14983

Publicly questioned papers more likely to be retracted

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:21pm

Whistle-blower’s study suggests informing authorities privately is less likely to lead to corrective action.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14979

Seven days: 28 March–3 April 2014

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:21pm

The week in science: Court halts Japanese whaling, misconduct found in controversial stem-cell papers, and a surprising rise in autism diagnoses.

Nature 508 12 doi: 10.1038/508012a

ExoMars scientists narrow down landing sites

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:21pm

Facing engineering constraints, researchers propose four destinations for European rover.

Nature 508 19 doi: 10.1038/508019a

El Niño tests forecasters

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm

As hints emerge of a major weather event this year, poor data could thwart attempts to improve predictions.

Nature 508 20 doi: 10.1038/508020a

Epigenomics starts to make its mark

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:21pm

Analysis of chemical patterns on DNA shows promise for explaining disease, but few results have yet been replicated.

Nature 508 22 doi: 10.1038/508022a

Video: Fresh glimpse at iconic dinosaur footprints

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:21pm

Historical images give rise to three-dimensional reconstruction of ancient Texas trackway.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14975

Cancer treatment: The killer within

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:21pm

The immune system can be a powerful weapon against cancer — but researchers are still grappling with how to control it.

Nature 508 24 doi: 10.1038/508024a

Strong earthquake hits northern Chile

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:21am

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Climate change report marks risks of a warm future

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:21pm

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Biologist claims controversial stem-cell method might work

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

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Ukraine’s science in turmoil

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:21pm

Crimean institutions put their future in Russia’s hands as Ukraine attempts research reforms.

Nature 508 15 doi: 10.1038/508015a

Regulators adopt more orphan drugs

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:21pm

Agencies face rising applications for rare-disease therapies resulting from increasingly precise disease definitions.

Nature 508 16 doi: 10.1038/508016a

Monkeys that cut calories live longer

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:21am

Long-running study reopens debate on benefits of reduced-intake diets.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14963

Stem-cell scientist found guilty of misconduct

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:21am

But Japanese researcher stands by her claim to be able to produce stem cells using an acid bath or mechanical stress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14974

US doctors' group says patients should have option not to know their DNA

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:21am

New genome-sequencing recommendation will enable patients to opt out of testing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14976