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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

Brain wave hits California

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:21pm

State creates programme to boost neuroscience innovation.

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Resurrected cancer drug faces regulators

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 8:21pm

Despite a chequered history, olaparib is finally before the US Food and Drug Administration.

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Paper claiming GM link with tumours republished

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 3:21pm

Change of journal does not convince critics that rat diseases were caused by genetically modified maize.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15463

Unploughed fields take edge off heatwaves

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 9:21am

No-till agriculture could cool Europe's hottest days by up to two degrees.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15438

Patterned eggs fend off cuckoo usurpers

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 2:21pm

Visual-recognition software reveals host birds' strategies for spotting an intruder in the nest.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15443

EU science chief wants greater voice for experts

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Anne Glover says that better access to evidence helps policy-makers to make informed choices.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15445

Mathematicians claim share of science’s most lucrative prize

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:21pm

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Higgs particle linked to matter, not just force, particles

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:21am

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Air quality to suffer with global warming

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 10:21am

Study suggests effects of climate change will slow air circulation around the world.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15442

China's lunar rover limps into another long night

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 9:21am

Suspense mounts as mission team gets ready to publish results of first Moon surface observations since 1976.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15428

Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:21am

Astronomers publish results with clarification note as more questions are raised.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15440

Two crows kept separate by their looks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 8:21am

Despite their differing colourings, carrion crows and hooded crows are almost identical genetically.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15436

Chemist reaches agreement with prosecutors over lab death

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 7:21am

Researchers express hope that UCLA case will spur safety improvements.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15444

'Pit of bones' catches Neanderthal evolution in the act

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:21pm

Skulls from rich human-fossil site suggest that the species evolved feature by feature.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15430

Sun-seekers court addiction

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:21pm

Studies in mice hint at a dark side of sunbathing.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15431

'Superfluid spacetime' points to unification of physics

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:21pm

Thinking of space and time as a liquid might help reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15437