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Transparency promised for vilified impact factor

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 2:21pm

Thomson Reuters vows to be clearer about how science's most misused metric is calculated.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15642

Dinosaur-killing asteroid hit at just the wrong time

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:21am

Animals might have survived if impact happened a few million years earlier or later.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15616

Flaws emerge in RNA method to build tree of life

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 3:21pm

Study finds problems with alluringly simple way to tease out evolutionary relationships through microRNA.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15625

Satellites reveal extent of groundwater loss in western United States

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 2:21pm

Drought-stricken Colorado River basin is drawing down underground supplies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15623

'Hot Jupiter' measurements throw water on theory

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:21pm

Dry atmospheres of three exoplanets challenge ideas of how planets form.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15618

Chile needs better science governance and support

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:21pm

Its scientists have much to offer the world, but are being held back by scattered administration and changing policies, argues Pablo Astudillo Besnier.

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Seven days: 18–24 July 2014

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:21pm

The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.

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Mars slow to yield its secrets

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:21am

Scientists seek fresh approaches to deciphering red planet’s history.

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Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:21am

Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.

Nature 511 398 doi: 10.1038/511398a

Science and politics: Hello, Governor

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 5:21pm

When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.

Nature 511 402 doi: 10.1038/511402a

Researchers call for easy access to contraception

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 1:21pm

Innovative and existing methods are needed to tackle overpopulation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15610

Transistor successor set to bring on "The Machine" age soon

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

A successor to an essential part in today’s computers may arrive in just a few years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15611

Delegates mourn MH17 passengers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

AIDS conference tries to draw inspiration from lost scientists.

Nature 511 391 doi: 10.1038/511391a

Anger as Australia dumps carbon tax

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:21pm

Climate experts decry demise of emissions-control system.

Nature 511 392 doi: 10.1038/511392a

Gene-hunt gain for mental health

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:21am

Flood of genetic locations linked to schizophrenia helps spark financial boost to research field.

Nature 511 393 doi: 10.1038/511393a

China plans super collider

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:21pm

Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.

Nature 511 394 doi: 10.1038/511394a

Kenyan doctors win landmark discrimination case

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:21pm

Judge says joint UK–Kenya programme thwarted careers of six local researchers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15594

Error discovered in Antarctic sea-ice record

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 6:21pm

Misalignment in data between satellites may be fixed now, but went undetected for years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15605

Scripps president resigns after faculty revolt

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:21pm

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São Paulo state joins mega-telescope

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:21pm

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