Automated clipping together of modular building blocks shows promise for drug discovery.
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Government backs down on threat to infrastructure funding.
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The week in science: NASA’s Dawn probe orbits dwarf planet Ceres; ivory burns in Kenya; and the first round-the-world trip by a solar plane begins.
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But surveillance of avian influenza viruses is patchy and slow.
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As the Large Hadron Collider switches on again, a graphical guide to what it might find.
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Commercial hunting wiped out almost three million animals last century.
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Momentum is building to establish a new geological epoch that recognizes humanity's impact on the planet. But there is fierce debate behind the scenes.
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The world is full of bloody conflicts that can drag on for decades. Some researchers are trying to find resolutions through complexity science.
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Particles streaming from Enceladus strengthen push to hunt for extraterrestrial life.
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130,000-year-old claws show tell-tale signs of ornamental decoration.
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Scientists everywhere must champion a set of US education standards that promote Earth sciences, argues Nicole D. LaDue.
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National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda.
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Political stand off leaves key programmes preparing for shut down.
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Geneticists meet to work out why the rate of change in the genome is so hard to pin down.
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Tech giant Apple introduces mobile platform for biomedical research.
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Voltage changes coax frog cells to build new brain tissue.
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Immune responses of four people treated in a US hospital yield useful data for developing vaccines.
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Contentious elimination of cognitive and systems neuroscience programmes should be reversed, report recommends.
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Decision over SKA headquarters is postponed after Padua seemed to have won over Manchester.
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February's sharpest science shots, selected by Nature ’s art team.
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