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NASA spies Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting Sun-like star

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:21am

Potentially rocky world spotted by Kepler spacecraft offers glimpse at Earth's future.

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Podcast: Eye drops for cataracts and high-starch, low-methane rice

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 10:21am

Nature ’s weekly audio round-up.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18049

Four-legged fossil snake is a world first

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 9:21am

‘Hugging’ creature from Brazil shakes up picture of snake evolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18050

Brain area found that may make humans unique

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 6:21am

Experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18051

Fears for bees as UK lifts insecticide ban

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 5:21am

Emergency authorization allows products linked to bee decline to be used on some farms.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18052

Russia's crackdowns are jeopardizing its science

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 12:21pm

The escalating encroachment on democratic freedoms undermines the nation's claim of support for science, says Fyodor Kondrashov.

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The week in science: 17–23 July

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 10:21am

A pledge on fishing in Arctic high seas; global inequalities on mental health; and another ethics scandal at the University of Minnesota.

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UK shifts its space-science strategy

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 8:21am

Research surrounding human spaceflight is booming.

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A cellular puzzle: The weird and wonderful architecture of RNA

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:21am

Cells contain an ocean of twisting and turning RNA molecules. Now researchers are working out the structures — and how important they could be.

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Moon village would host first class research

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 7:21am

Europe’s new space chief Johann-Dietrich Wörner explains his lunar ambitions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18011

Antibody drugs for Alzheimer’s show glimmers of promise

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:21am

After a string of failed trials, drugs that target protein build-up in the brain appear to slow disease progress.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18031

Simple cooking methods flush arsenic out of rice

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 5:21pm

Preparing rice in a coffee machine can halve levels of the naturally occurring substance.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18034

Vibrant Pluto stuns scientists

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:21pm

Mission seeking clues to early Solar System finds a world made anew.

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Quest for climate-proof farms

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:21am

Climate change is a major threat to food production, so researchers are working with farmers to make agriculture more resilient.

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US tailored-medicine project aims for ethnic balance

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 10:21am

Massive study seeks to succeed where others failed, but faces tight deadline and questions about strategy.

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Scientists unite to warn against flawed chemical reagents

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:21pm

Community-driven website hopes to flag up poor-quality tools and prevent wasted experiments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18027

‘Ghost population’ hints at long-lost migration to the Americas

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 1:21pm

Present-day Amazonians share an unexpected genetic link with Asian islanders, hinting at an ancient trek.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18029

Mystery haze appears above Ceres’s bright spots

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 12:21pm

Discovery bolsters idea that intriguing marks are made of ice, not salt.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18032

French teenager healthy 12 years after ceasing HIV treatment

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 10:21am

Eighteen-year-old joins small group of patients who can control the virus after discontinuing drugs.

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Search for extraterrestrial intelligence gets a $100-million boost

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 8:21am

Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announces most comprehensive hunt for alien life.

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