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Photons double up to make the invisible visible

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:21pm

People have infrared vision — and it could be the result of pairs of photons combining their energies to appear as one 'visible' photon.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16459

Investigations launched into artificial tracheas

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:21pm

The Karolinska Institute is carrying out two inquiries into an experimental transplant procedure.

Nature 516 16 doi: 10.1038/516016a

Japanese asteroid probe delayed

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Thick cloud has postponed the launch of Hayabusa-2, which was scheduled to leave for a carbon-rich space rock on 30 November.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16423

Bullet-proof armour and hydrogen sieve add to graphene’s promise

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 11:21am

One-atom-thick material blocks 'bullet' strikes but allows protons to pass through.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16425

Seven days: 21–27 November

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:21am

The week in science: Money woes for wave-power firm, ITER gets new leader and Turkish astrophysicist heads to jail.

Nature 515 470 doi: 10.1038/515470a

US–China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:21am

But challenges remain for United Nations meeting in run-up to a new 2015 emissions treaty.

Nature 515 473 doi: 10.1038/515473a

Investigations launched into artificial tracheas

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

The Karolinska Institute is carrying out two inquiries into an experimental transplant procedure.

Nature 516 16 doi: 10.1038/516016a

Japanese asteroid probe delayed

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

Thick cloud has postponed the launch of Hayabusa-2, which was scheduled to leave for a carbon-rich space rock on 30 November.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16423

Bullet-proof armour and hydrogen sieve add to graphene’s promise

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

One-atom-thick material blocks 'bullet' strikes but allows protons to pass through.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16425

Seven days: 21–27 November

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

The week in science: Money woes for wave-power firm, ITER gets new leader and Turkish astrophysicist heads to jail.

Nature 515 470 doi: 10.1038/515470a

US–China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

But challenges remain for United Nations meeting in run-up to a new 2015 emissions treaty.

Nature 515 473 doi: 10.1038/515473a

Ocean observatory project hits rough water

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 4:21pm

Problems with data management challenge US effort to monitor seas in real time.

Nature 515 474 doi: 10.1038/515474a

US regulators move on thought-controlled prosthetics

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:21pm

Robotic limb advances are attracting serious attention from the FDA.

Nature 515 476 doi: 10.1038/515476a

Publishing: The peer-review scam

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

When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes.

Nature 515 480 doi: 10.1038/515480a

Confusion over publisher’s pioneering open-data rules

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

The Public Library of Science’s open-data mandate has prompted scientists to share more data online, but not everyone is complying with the regulations.

Nature 515 478 doi: 10.1038/515478a

Microbes help vultures eat rotting meat

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:21am

Gut bacteria and strong gastric juices show how the birds can live on decaying flesh.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16345

Immune system offers clues to cancer treatment

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:21am

Molecular signatures hint at who will benefit from next-generation cancer drugs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16395

Unpaid bills complicate EU science budget crisis

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:21am

A political impasse and a mounting pile of debts pose a threat to research in Europe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16392

US Ebola vaccine trial reports positive results

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 8:21pm

A related vaccine is due to be tested in West Africa in 2015.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16417

Open access is tiring out peer reviewers

Mon, 12/01/2014 - 4:21pm

As numbers of published articles rise, the scholarly review system must adapt to avoid unmanageable burdens and slipping standards, says Martijn Arns.

Nature 515 467 doi: 10.1038/515467a