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BP agrees to pay US$18.7 billion to settle Deepwater Horizon oil-spill claims

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 4:21pm

Deal announced today would end civil lawsuits by US federal and state governments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17907

Greek scientists lose access to digital journals

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 1:21pm

The country's economic crisis is hitting researchers hard.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17908

The week in science: 26 June–2 July 2015

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 1:21pm

A five-year window for combating AIDS; lions return to Rwanda’s verdant hills; and supply run to space station fails as rocket explodes.

Nature 523 10 doi: 10.1038/523010a

Plant collections left in the cold by cuts

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 12:21pm

North America’s herbaria wilt under pressure for space and cash.

Nature 523 16 doi: 10.1038/523016a

Europe braces for more climate litigation

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 11:21am

Dutch order to cut emissions opens door for citizens' lawsuits elsewhere.

Nature 523 18 doi: 10.1038/523018a

Machine ethics: The robot’s dilemma

Tue, 07/07/2015 - 9:21am

Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.

Nature 523 24 doi: 10.1038/523024a

US vaccine researcher sentenced to prison for fraud

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:21pm

The case of Dong-Pyou Han illustrates the uneven nature of penalties for scientific misconduct.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17660

SpaceX rocket failure threatens support for commercial spaceflight

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:21pm

The destruction of an unmanned rocket on Sunday comes at a tricky time for NASA and the International Space Station.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17895

Super-muscly pigs created by small genetic tweak

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 12:21pm

Researchers hope the genetically engineered animals will speed past regulators.

Nature 523 13 doi: 10.1038/523013a

Researchers pin down risks of low-dose radiation

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 5:21am

Large study of nuclear workers shows that even tiny doses slightly boost risk of leukaemia.

Nature 523 17 doi: 10.1038/523017a

The hunt for the world’s missing carbon

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 9:21am

Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.

Nature 523 20 doi: 10.1038/523020a

Sex divide seen in mechanism that produces persistent pain

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:21pm

Research showing that male and female mice regulate pain sensitivity differently raises questions about gender balance in experimental design.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17864

Political science’s problem with research ethics

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:21pm

Ethicist Trisha Phillips discusses the fall-out from the Michael LaCour scandal.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17866

Superconductivity record bolstered by magnetic data

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Measurements show that hydrogen sulfide superconducts much closer to room temperature than other materials.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17870

SpaceX rocket to space station explodes after launch

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 12:21pm

Incident marks third recent failure to carry supplies to orbiting laboratory.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17865

How an Oregon cancer institute raised a billion dollars

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:21am

Gains from two-year fund-raising frenzy will aid the early detection of tumours.

Nature 523 14 doi: 10.1038/523014a

A battle of the sexes is waged in the genes

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:21am

Sequencing data point to longstanding conflict between the chromosomes that determine sex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17817

Andre Geim: Graphene’s buzz has spread

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 1:21pm

The father of graphene talks to Nature about 2D materials, George Osborne, and the business of science.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17861

Researchers frustrated by failure to roll out 'game-changing' Ebola test

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:21am

A simple, fast kit for Ebola diagnosis was approved four months ago, but has yet to make it to the field.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17862

Practical policies can combat gender inequality

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 9:21am

Mechanisms to help researchers to balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at my institute, says Douglas Hilton.

Nature 523 7 doi: 10.1038/523007a