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The super materials that could trump graphene

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 6:21am

A wave of innovative flat materials is following in the wake of graphene — but the most exciting applications could come from stacking them into 3D devices.

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How gravity kills Schrödinger's cat

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:21pm

Theorists argue that warped space-time prevents quantum superpositions of large-scale objects.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17773

French scientists welcome new research minister

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:21pm

Seasoned politician Thierry Mandon appointed after three months with no one in the post.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17781

Activating happy memories cheers moody mice

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 2:21pm

Findings could help researchers to target the neural mechanisms behind depression.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17782

Revived Philae poised to do comet science

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:21pm

Comet lander has enough power to do experiments but needs a better communications link.

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Turkey election results delight scientists

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:21pm

Researchers hope that a more pluralistic parliament will put an end to interference and slipping standards.

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US ‘export rules’ threaten research

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:21am

Proposed updates to national-security regulations would restrict collaboration with foreign scientists and industry.

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Mining the microbial dark matter

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:21pm

Microbiologists are finding new ways to explore the vast universe of unknown microbes in the hunt for antibiotics.

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Pope Francis pushes for action to limit climate change

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:21pm

The Pope warns of “grave consequences” from unchecked warming.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17760

Neutrinos found to switch to elusive ‘tau’ flavour

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 12:21pm

Experiment that once claimed faster-than-light observation achieves its original goal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17777

Extreme climate change slowed dinosaurs' rise

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 7:21am

Swings between wet and dry conditions confined large dinosaurs to the poles for millions of years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17728

Nature's editor knighted for services to science

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:21pm

European Commission's former chief scientific adviser, Anne Glover, also among those honoured by the Queen.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17757

Philae comet lander wakes up and phones home

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 1:21pm

Scientists hopeful as historic space probe sends signals to Earth, ending seven months of silence.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17756

Vaccine hope for post-traumatic stress

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:21pm

Development of anxiety and fear alleviated by manipulating immune system in rodents.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17746

The image detective who roots out manuscript flaws

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:21am

Jana Christopher discusses her job as a data integrity analyst at EMBO Press.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17749

Rosetta orbiter spies possible lander site

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 7:21am

Glinting pixels on comet surface raise hopes of finding hibernating Philae probe.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17752

US government gives research chimps endangered-species protection

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 6:21am

The decision will prohibit most research on captive animals.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17755

Fluid injection causes ground to creep before quakes

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 5:21am

Monitoring rock movement could help to prevent seismic activity caused by energy exploration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17727

Quantum technology probes ultimate limits of vision

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:21am

Researchers hope to show whether human eye can detect a single photon — and its superposition.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17731

NIH extramural-research chief resigns

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 2:21pm

Sally Rockey, known for her popular blog, will head a foundation that supports agricultural research.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17747