The agency wants to send a robotic mission to Jupiter's moon for less than $1 billion.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14875
As English schools consider downgrading practical science, John Baruch points out that other nations are rushing to include more.
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The week in science: Infant HIV cure; Craig Venter launches genomics company; and asteroid caught falling apart.
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Two systems could plug the ocean-sized gap in earthquake detection.
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Fossils of a pint-sized tyrannosaur from Alaska suggests seasonal variation may have influenced its body size.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14859
Mineral never before found on Earth points to a vast reservoir in the mantle.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14862
Researchers may have been focusing on the wrong gene.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14863
Hopes dim for a science-funding increase in 2015.
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Core science gets budget boost in a bid to change research culture and increase innovation.
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Pioneering biofuel producers hope that US government largesse will ease their way into a tough market.
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Industry backlash expected over suggested cut in intake.
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More than a billion people lack electricity, but now microgrids are powering up rural areas.
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Technology can uncover disease risks but faces technical and scientific hurdles.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14842
Investors favour pitches from men, and recruiters assume that male applicants are better at maths.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14845
African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.
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Study identifies potential blood test for cognitive decline.
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Predators are supposed to exert strong control over ecosystems, but nature doesn’t always play by the rules.
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The Solar System's periodic passage through a 'dark disk' on the galactic plane could trigger comet bombardments that would cause mass extinctions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14839
First collaboration between Chinese Academy of Sciences and ESA builds momentum for joint missions, says director of National Space Science Centre.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14797
A coalition of researchers, funders and businesses aims to facilitate the exchange of genomic data. Broad Institute researcher David Altshuler gives Nature the run-down.
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