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Disclosing conflicts of interest has unintended effects

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:21am

US database of payments to physicians is likely to complicate ties to patients and drug companies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16077

New particle is both matter and antimatter

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:21am

Researchers see signature of 'Majorana particles' inside superconducting iron.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16074

Computer scientist makes prion advance

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:21am

Onset of inherited disease does not change over generations, finds Eric Minikel, whose wife is affected.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16047

Gravity map uncovers sea-floor surprises

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:21am

Sharpest pictures yet of the ocean basins reveal uncharted volcanoes and other geological wonders.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16048

Physicists' model proposes evolutionary role for cancer

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 6:21pm

Stressed cells could become cancerous as a 'safe mode', pointing to oxygen and immunotherapy are the best ways to beat the disease.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16068

How disease detectives are fighting Ebola's spread

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:21pm

Rapid 'contact tracing' will be key to containing the disease in west Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16069

Seven days: 26 September–2 October

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:21pm

The week in science: Japanese volcano erupts, India's Mars mission enters orbit, and Obama orders massive expansion of marine reserve.

Nature 514 10 doi: 10.1038/514010a

Ebola outbreak shuts down malaria-control efforts

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:21am

Public-health experts fear that one epidemic may fuel another in West Africa.

Nature 514 15 doi: 10.1038/514015a

Tibetan plateau gets wired up for monsoon prediction

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:21am

Largest and highest plateau in the world has outsized impact on climate.

Nature 514 16 doi: 10.1038/514016a

Astronomy: To catch a cosmic ray

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 3:21pm

The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has spent almost ten years looking for the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays — but to no avail. Now the observatory faces an uncertain future.

Nature 514 20 doi: 10.1038/514020a

Cyanide cloud puts a chill in Titan's air

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:21am

Icy particles high above south pole of Saturn moon create hiccups in atmospheric models.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16035

The first South Americans: Extreme living

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:21am

After humans arrived in South America, they quickly spread into some of its most remote corners.

Nature 514 24 doi: 10.1038/514024a

Moon's largest plain is not an impact crater

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 1:21pm

Gravity data suggest flats of volcanic basalt formed from tectonic stretching.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16041

Steven Pinker on his sense of style

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:21pm

The Harvard psychologist offers a writing guide based on how the mind works.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16052

Water politics must adapt to a warming world

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 2:21pm

As rainfall patterns shift, technological and legislative changes are needed to address water shortages, says Moshe Alamaro.

Nature 514 7 doi: 10.1038/514007a

Fast genetic sequencing saves newborn lives

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 1:21pm

Infants with mysterious conditions stand to benefit — but technique raises ethical questions.

Nature 514 13 doi: 10.1038/514013a

Biopiracy ban stirs red-tape fears

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 3:21pm

Critics worry Nagoya Protocol will hamper disease monitoring.

Nature 514 14 doi: 10.1038/514014a

Astronomy data bounty spurs debate over access

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:21pm

Small institutions fear exclusion from Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's benefits.

Nature 514 18 doi: 10.1038/514018a

Images of the month: September 2014

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:21pm

Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16043

Quantum bits get their first compression

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:21am

Physicists show how to encode three quantum bits using just two.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15961