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Charities chief: 'Pharma blockbusters are gone'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Incoming chief executive of the Association of Medical Research Charities lays out what the country needs.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15849

Hitchcock thriller reveals busy mind in 'vegetative' man

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Brain scans from a man who has been in a vegetative state for 16 years show activity similar to that of healthy viewers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15918

Rosetta comet lander gets a touch-down site

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Philae probe will land on ‘head’ of rubber-duck-shaped comet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15925

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 2:21pm

Device improves survival in rats after severe infections.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15917

Invasive-species control: Bounty hunters

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:21pm

Destructive lionfish are invading coral reefs in the Americas, but fishing competitions can help to keep the problem species in check.

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Japanese woman is first recipient of next-generation stem cells

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:21am

Surgeons implanted retinal tissue created after reverting the patient's own cells to 'pluripotent' state.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15915

Western Australian agency lets sharks off the hook

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:21am

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STAP co-author offers yet another recipe for stem cells

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:21am

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Where to land on a comet?

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 3:21am

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How gibbons got their swing

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:21pm

Apes' genes explain their flexibility — and why their chromosomes are so peculiar.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15895

Vaginal microbe yields novel antibiotic

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:21pm

Drug is one of thousands that may be produced by the human microbiome.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15900

Swimming dinosaur found in Morocco

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:21am

Sail-backed reptile ruled an ancient river system.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15901

NASA to return sample from Earth-bound asteroid

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:21am

US$800 million OSIRIS-REx will head for asteroid that could collide with Earth in twenty-second century.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15906

New details emerge on retracted STAP papers

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:21am

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Seven days: 5–11 September 2014

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:21pm

The week in science: NIH finds forgotten ricin, scientists discover massive dinosaur, and greenhouse gases hit record highs.

Nature 513 148 doi: 10.1038/513148a

NASA to send 3D printer into space

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Machine will let astronauts create parts to order.

Nature 513 156 doi: 10.1038/513156a

Chinese data hint at trigger for fatal quake

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:21am

Seismic activity started to rise just as two giant reservoirs on upper Yangtze were being filled with water.

Nature 513 154 doi: 10.1038/513154a

Wildlife energy: Survival of the fittest

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:21pm

Using a wildlife version of fitness trackers, biologists can finally measure how much energy animals need to stay alive.

Nature 513 157 doi: 10.1038/513157a

Curing blindness: Vision quest

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:21pm

Technologies are allowing doctors to do what was once unheard of: restore blind people's sight. Now the real challenges begin.

Nature 513 160 doi: 10.1038/513160a

Mite and ant locked together in amber

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:21pm

Fossil is oldest known specimen of a mite attached to its victim.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15886