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China announces stem-cell rules

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Long-awaited regulations may curb rogue clinics offering unproven treatments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18252

Minnesota bog study turns up the heat on peat

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Experiment boosts temperature and carbon dioxide to gauge global-warming response.

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The growing global battle against blood-sucking ticks

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Scientists have no shortage of ideas about how to stop tick-borne illnesses. What is holding them back?

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Ecologists embrace their urban side

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Climate change and the rise of cities have broadened what it means to study ecosystems.

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Carbon-credit scheme linked to increased greenhouse-gas production

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Loophole enabled Russian factories to benefit from destroying industrial waste.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18238

Hurricane Katrina’s psychological scars revealed

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:21am

Mental health worsened in the disaster’s aftermath, but survivors also showed resilience.

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Nanotube implants show diagnostic potential

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:21am

Devices could track insulin levels in the body or sniff out cancerous cells.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18219

North Pacific ‘blob’ stirs up fisheries management

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 9:21am

Unusually warm ocean strengthens calls to consider ecosystem variables in setting catch limits.

Nature 524 396 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18218

The week in science: 14–20 August 2015

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 7:21am

Ice breaker diverted from research efforts; Muslims urged to tackle climate change; and deadly air pollution in China.

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China’s carbon emissions overestimated

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 2:21pm

Analysis could force climate scientists to revisit estimates of global cycle.

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Small rocks build big planets

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:21am

Revised ‘pebble-accretion’ theory helps to explain how Jupiter and Saturn got their start.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18200

The cannabis experiment

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:21am

As marijuana use becomes more acceptable, researchers are scrambling to answer key questions about the drug.

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Can Islamic scholars change thinking on climate change?

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 6:21am

Declaration calls on Muslims to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18203

Tackle Nepal’s typhoid problem now

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 5:21am

As post-earthquake conditions increase the risk of a typhoid epidemic, Buddha Basnyat calls for a widespread vaccination programme.

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Frogs mount speedy defence against pesticide threat

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 4:21am

Species’ ability to develop resistance gives conservationists hope for amphibian survival.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18197

Faked peer reviews prompt 64 retractions

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 4:21pm

The cull follows a similar discovery earlier this year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18202

US government seeks to cut methane emissions from oil and gas industry  

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 8:21am

Proposed rule targets new and modified facilities for collecting, transporting and storing fuel.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18204

Superconductivity record sparks wave of follow-up physics

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 7:21am

Researchers strive to reproduce and understand landmark result.

Nature 524 277 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18191

Greek bailout set to free up research funds

Tue, 08/25/2015 - 2:21am

Research minister says two chunks of money from the European Union can now be released.

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Developing El Niño could be strongest on record

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 12:21pm

Event could bring rain to drought-stricken California and dry conditions to Australia.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18184