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Images of the month: June 2014

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:21pm

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

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15485

French science needs ‘smarter’ spending, OECD says

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:21pm

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Rhythm is heard best in the bass

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:21pm

Better detection by the brain could explain why low-pitched notes carry the beat across musical cultures.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15481

Supercooled livers last for days

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Solution that protects rat livers from freezing could extend transplant window for human organs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15465

Boom-and-bust cycles doomed passenger pigeon

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Humans may have caused the species’s populations to grow huge as well as led to its demise.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15479

Running cures blind mice

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Exercise combined with visual stimulation helps to quickly restore vision in unused eye.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15476

LHC upgrades could reveal whether Higgs boson is 'standard'

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

A new run at the Large Hadron Collider in 2015 could open the door to new theories.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15478

'Grabbed' land has potential to feed millions

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Ethically controversial land deals could improve food shortages in poor countries.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15471

Earliest skeletal animals were reef builders

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Ecological reef-building adaptation in skeletal animals appeared much earlier than previously thought.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15470

Antibiotic resistance focus of UK Longitude Prize

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

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Rural students are being left behind in China

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

As the education gap between city and countryside widens, young people face an invisible barrier to scientific research, says Qiang Wang.

Nature 510 445 doi: 10.1038/510445a

Seven days: 20–26 June 2014

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

The week in science: Chemist fined over burns death in lab; gravitational-waves team admits dust problems; and West African Ebola outbreak worsens.

Nature 510 448 doi: 10.1038/510448a

NASA carbon-monitoring orbiter readies for launch

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 7:21am

Satellite will map sources and sinks of greenhouse gas in unprecedented detail.

Nature 510 451 doi: 10.1038/510451a

Africa science plan attacked

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:21pm

Proposed innovation strategy is low on detail and commitments from governments.

Nature 510 452 doi: 10.1038/510452a

Love in the lab: Close collaborators

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:21am

Romance often sparks between colleagues, and scientists are no different. Nature profiles four super-couples who have combined love and the lab.

Nature 510 458 doi: 10.1038/510458a

‘Life on Earth’ project gets under way

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:21am

Assessments by international biodiversity group aim to halt damage to world’s ecosystems.

Nature 510 455 doi: 10.1038/510455a

Nutrition: Vitamins on trial

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:21pm

After decades of study, researchers still can't agree on whether nutritional supplements actually improve health.

Nature 510 462 doi: 10.1038/510462a

Shared decisions benefit next generations

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:21am

Psychology experiment shows people can be nudged into cooperation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15441

How the disco clam got its flash

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:21pm

Nanobeads of reflective silica give mollusc its glow.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15462

Bath-salt chemical promises safer solar cells

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:21pm

But photovoltaics firms dispute cost savings from academic lab’s finding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15464