After a series of alarming reports, scientists estimate leak rate of about 1% for three major US gas formations.
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The week in science: Europe’s spaceplane soars; transgenic apples given go-ahead for US market; and geoengineering risks are highlighted.
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Analysis of millions of papers finds that junior biomedical researchers tend to work on more innovative topics than their senior colleagues do.
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Eurasian region gains ground as birthplace of Indo-European tongues.
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The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.
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The billions of specimens in natural-history museums are becoming more useful for tracking Earth's shrinking biodiversity. But the collections also face grave threats.
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Nature marks the 85th anniversary of the dwarf planet's discovery.
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A slew of papers reveals the chemical tweaks to DNA in a wealth of different cells — as explained with the help of a small orchestra.
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Sudden attacks of 'the munchies' are triggered by a change in the hormone released by neurons.
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Faint star with even fainter companion came close enough to perturb comets in the distant Oort cloud some 70,000 years ago.
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Copenhagen scientist wins appeal against government-research fraud investigator.
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Messy governance and a lack of long-term planning threaten the success of the European Spallation Source, says Olof Hallonsten.
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Facility will study biomedical uses at attosecond resolution.
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Researchers aim to cut passwords and people out of the data-safety equation.
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Projects aim to mimic human body using networks of simulated organs.
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Federal start-up funds inspire investment in ARPA-E technologies.
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Pipeline for female scientists is no longer leaking between bachelor's and graduate studies.
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Geologist Stefan Kröpelin's expedition to the Sahara desert will skirt areas of political instability and rumoured ISIS training camps.
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New hypotheses about unusual plumes seen in 2012 raise more questions than they answer.
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Viewing gas giant as if it were an exoplanet cross-checks method for studying worlds outside our Solar System.
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