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Pluto’s massive mountains hint at geological mysteries

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Latest images from New Horizons mission show a patchwork terrain, and a surprisingly youthful Charon.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17986

Pluto mapper predicted dwarf planet's weird geology

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 12:21pm

Astronomer Marc Buie has studied the dwarf planet for decades.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17985

Buckyballs in space solve 100-year-old riddle

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 9:21am

Spheres of carbon-60 responsible for mysterious cosmic-light features.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17987

The story behind the story: Outpatient

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 7:21am

Find out how a headache inspired Dan Stout to write his story Outpatient .

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18002

California’s anti-vaping bill goes up in smoke

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:21pm

Demise of legislation highlights rise of e-cigarette lobbying.

Nature 523 267 doi: 10.1038/523267a

New Horizons reaches Pluto: in pictures

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:21pm

Nature captures the anxiety, and jubilation, of this mission milestone.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17982

Pluto, large and in living colour

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:21pm

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft beams back best picture yet of the dwarf planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17969

Forsaken pentaquark particle spotted at CERN

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 2:21pm

Exotic subatomic particle confirmed at Large Hadron Collider after earlier false sightings.

Nature 523 267 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17968

Astronomers spy brightest-ever supernova

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:21pm

Exploding star is twice as luminous as any other reported.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17967

Speedy study claims climate change doubled chances of European heatwave

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:21pm

Researchers hope that near real-time analysis will improve media coverage of climate's links to extreme weather.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17940

Pluto and Charon come into sharper focus

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:21pm

Images from the New Horizons probe's journey to the distant reaches of the Solar System.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16971

Universities highlight gender-equality policies after sexism row

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:21pm

Amid news that Tim Hunt will not be reinstated at University College London, academics describe efforts to tackle gender bias.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17956

First look at Pluto: Live coverage of the historic fly-by

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:21pm

Nature reports from New Horizons mission headquarters.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17905

Energetic bacteria form frictionless superfluids

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 9:21am

Microbe-filled solutions could be repurposed as small motors under certain conditions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17957

Leading plant biologist found to have committed misconduct

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 7:21am

CNRS researcher Olivier Voinnet suspended for two years after manipulated images discovered in his work.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17958

Alzheimer's data lawsuit is sign of growing tensions

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 5:21am

Battle between California universities raises questions about research ownership.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17932

Climate change crushes bee populations

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 8:21pm

Bumblebee habitats are contracting as temperatures rise.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17950

Russian science foundation shuts down

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 6:21pm

Dynasty Foundation liquidated after Ministry of Justice labels it a 'foreign agent'.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17952

We need a measured approach to metrics

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 12:21pm

Quantitative indicators of research output can inform decisions but must be supported by robust analysis, argues James Wilsdon.

Nature 523 129 doi: 10.1038/523129a