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Seven days: 14–20 March 2014

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:21am

The week in science: GM crop contamination; Swiss grants crisis; and Asian carp invasions.

Nature 507 278 doi: 10.1038/507278a

Wanted: Fraud-buster with political antennae

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 8:21am

A mild-mannered man’s fiery resignation leaves a troubling vacancy at the world’s largest office for investigating scientific fraud, says Colin Macilwain.

Nature 507 275 doi: 10.1038/507275a

Neuroscience: Tuning the brain

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:21am

Deep brain stimulation has shown promise in treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease. Now scientists are using the technology to eavesdrop on problem neural circuits.

Nature 507 290 doi: 10.1038/507290a

Technology: The $1,000 genome

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:21pm

With a unique programme, the US government has managed to drive the cost of genome sequencing down towards a much-anticipated target.

Nature 507 294 doi: 10.1038/507294a

China's Moon rover awake but immobile

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:21pm

Yutu rover resumes taking data but is still hampered by mechanical failure.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14906

Stem-cell method faces fresh questions

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:21pm

Papers describing acid-bath technique under more scrutiny after institute’s investigation finds errors in methodology.

Nature 507 283 doi: 10.1038/507283a

Incoming NSF director faces challenges in Congress

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:21pm

Former Purdue University president France Córdova inherits an agency at a crossroads.

Nature 507 285 doi: 10.1038/507285a

Water returns to arid Colorado River delta

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:21pm

US–Mexico agreement paves the way for a rare environmental test.

Nature 507 286 doi: 10.1038/507286a

Brain-mapping projects to join forces

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:21pm

US and European research programmes will begin coordinating research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14871

Solar eruptions combine to cause super storms

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:21pm

Collision of successive ejections found to cause extreme space weather.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14898

Experts hail the gravitational-wave revolution

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:21pm

Top researchers react as the discovery of evidence for cosmic inflation ripples through the scientific community.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14902

Telescope captures view of gravitational waves

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:21pm

Images of the infant Universe reveal evidence for rapid inflation after the Big Bang.

Nature 507 281 doi: 10.1038/507281a

How astronomers saw gravitational waves from the Big Bang

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:21pm

Lead discoverer John Kovac describes his work at the BICEP2 radio telescope and how his career took him there.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14885

All you need to know about gravitational waves

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:21pm

A beginner's guide to the BICEP2 discovery of primordial gravitational waves.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14886

Pests worm their way into genetically modified maize

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:21pm

Broadening of rootworm resistance to toxins highlights the importance of crop rotation.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14887

First hints of waves on Titan's seas

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:21pm

Reflections on the oceans of Saturn's largest moon suggest long-sought extraterrestrial ripples.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14889

High-energy photon pulses made to order

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:21pm

'Coherent' gamma rays could be used in quantum communications and to probe matter.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14878

NIH rethinks psychiatry trials

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 11:21am

Mental-health division will no longer fund research aiming to relieve symptoms without probing underlying causes.

Nature 507 288 doi: 10.1038/507288a

Why reindeer steer clear of power lines

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:21am

Zaps of ultraviolet light may explain why some animals avoid the cables.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14868

Why the 'Venus rainbow' is actually a glory

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:21pm

The first sighting of the light spectacle on another planet reveals properties of the mysterious Venusian clouds.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14869