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Cosmology: Polar star

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:21am

After years of work in the Antarctic, John Kovac and his team have captured strong evidence for a long-held theory about the Universe’s birth.

Nature 508 28 doi: 10.1038/508028a

Archaeageddon: how gas-belching microbes could have caused mass extinction

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Study suggests gene transfer led to sudden release of methane 252 million years ago, killing most life on Earth.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14958

UK open-access movement sways towards low-cost repositories

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14953

‘Electronic skin' equipped with memory

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 5:21pm

Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14952

Images of the Month: March 2014

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 2:21pm

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14920

First synthetic yeast chromosome revealed

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm

US-based project recruited dozens of undergraduates to stitch DNA fragments together.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14941

Mutations explain poor showing of 2012 flu vaccine

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Study raises questions over production of flu vaccines in chicken eggs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14940

Mismatch alleged in acid-bath stem-cell experiment

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:21am

Cell lines linked to blockbuster papers came from different mouse strain to that claimed, study suggests.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14946

Fundamental research is the key to eliminating TB

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 8:21am

To speed up progress to tackle the disease, basic researchers and those on the front line must talk to each other more, says Christian Lienhardt.

Nature 507 401 doi: 10.1038/507401a

Seven days: 21–27 March 2014

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Ebola kills dozens in Guinea, the top quark become more precise, and Japan hands over nuclear material.

Nature 507 404 doi: 10.1038/507404a

Sister city inspires Pompeii rescue

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:21am

Archaeologists hope that funding and conservation boost can halt decay of ancient city.

Nature 507 411 doi: 10.1038/507411a

Human evolution: The Neanderthal in the family

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:21pm

Thirty years after the study of ancient DNA began, it promises to upend our view of the past.

Nature 507 414 doi: 10.1038/507414a

Immunology: A tolerant approach

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:21pm

Despite a long record of failure, a few immunologists continue to pursue precisely targeted therapies for autoimmune diseases.

Nature 507 418 doi: 10.1038/507418a

What climate negotiators can learn from slime moulds

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 7:21am

Ecologist Simon Levin discusses his work linking social and natural systems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14917

Dwarf planet stretches Solar System's edge

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:21pm

Icy body found far beyond Pluto raises questions about cosmic history.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14921

Prehistoric 'weird shrimps' traded claws for nets

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:21pm

Cambrian fossil is earliest example of large swimming filter-feeder.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14934

Chaos-theory pioneer nabs Abel Prize

Mon, 03/31/2014 - 4:21am

Yakov Sinai has developed fundamental tools for the study of unpredictable phenomena.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14935

Salamander shrinkage linked to climate change

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 2:21pm

Hotter, drier weather causes the amphibians to burn energy faster, researchers suggest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14936

Asteroids can have rings, too

Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:21pm

Chariklo is the first body after the giant planets found to have a ring system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14937

Misleading mouse studies waste medical resources

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 3:21pm

Retrospective of more than 100 failed drugs show many should have never made it to clinical trials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14938