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Bright spots on Ceres could be active ice

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:21pm

Early data from Dawn spacecraft could clear up mystery about dwarf planet.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17139

Five Solar System sights NASA should visit

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:21pm

US planetary scientists dream up voyages of discovery, from Venus mappers to asteroid tours.

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Mercury seen as never before

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:21pm

In its final weeks, the MESSENGER mission reveals fresh details about the planet's scorched surface.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17088

Researchers track eye movements to sway moral decisions

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:21pm

Altering the timing of a decision on the basis of gaze manipulates choices.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17124

Climate-adaptation effort cuts hunger in African villages

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:21pm

Shift in farming techniques reduces number of households eating one or no meals each day.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17112

Science as art: Wellcome Image Awards 2015

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:21pm

Nature 's favourite finalists in the 2015 competition run by the biomedical charity in London.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17118

Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:21am

Experts call for halt in research to work out safety and ethics issues.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17110

Dolphins, diatoms and sea dragons join census of all known marine life

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:21am

Near-complete tally lists more than 220,000 species and deletes 190,400 duplicates.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17094

Complex molecules made to order in synthesis machine

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:21pm

Automated clipping together of modular building blocks shows promise for drug discovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17113

Reprieve for Australian research facilities

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:21pm

Government backs down on threat to infrastructure funding.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17135

Seven days: 6–12 March 2015

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:21pm

The week in science: NASA’s Dawn probe orbits dwarf planet Ceres; ivory burns in Kenya; and the first round-the-world trip by a solar plane begins.

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Flu genomes trace H7N9's evolution and spread in China

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:21pm

But surveillance of avian influenza viruses is patchy and slow.

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LHC 2.0: A new view of the Universe

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:21am

As the Large Hadron Collider switches on again, a graphical guide to what it might find.

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World’s whaling slaughter tallied

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 11:21am

Commercial hunting wiped out almost three million animals last century.

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Anthropocene: The human age

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:21am

Momentum is building to establish a new geological epoch that recognizes humanity's impact on the planet. But there is fierce debate behind the scenes.

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Conflict resolution: Wars without end

Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:21am

The world is full of bloody conflicts that can drag on for decades. Some researchers are trying to find resolutions through complexity science.

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Hints of hot springs found on Saturnian moon

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21pm

Particles streaming from Enceladus strengthen push to hunt for extraterrestrial life.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17072

Neanderthals wore eagle talons as jewellery

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:21pm

130,000-year-old claws show tell-tale signs of ornamental decoration.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17095

Help to fight the battle for Earth in US schools

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 5:21pm

Scientists everywhere must champion a set of US education standards that promote Earth sciences, argues Nicole D. LaDue.

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Mistrust and meddling unsettles US science agency

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:21am

National Science Foundation under pressure from lawmakers to revise its agenda.

Nature 519 138 doi: 10.1038/519138a