Prospects for a global agreement rise, but environmentalists fear it will sidestep ongoing disputes.
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Study shows that controlling neurons with light or drugs may affect the brain in more ways than expected.
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Companies that do not align their management strategies with sustainable development goals will lose out, warns Klaus Leisinger.
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Dwindling algae harvest imperils reagent essential for culturing microbes.
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Representatives discuss ethical, social and legal issues that unite and divide them.
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The United States cancels plans to auction off land for oil and gas exploration, Beijing’s air is thick with smog, and activists in Paris protest against climate sceptics.
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Five years after a failed insertion into the planet’s orbit, Akatsuki finally reaches its target.
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Scientists to assemble a rogues’ gallery of viruses likely to spark the next international public-health crisis.
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The use of aborted fetal tissue has sparked controversy in the United States, but many scientists say it is essential for studies of HIV, development and more.
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Fossil-bearing rocks in Argentina show a quick transition from pre-dinosaurs to true dinosaurs.
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China’s reduced appetite for coal drives a surprising departure from a long-term trend.
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Questions linger before a final deal, Canada will play a big part in the home stretch, and Australia turns its focus to the rainforests.
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'Gene drive' that spreads infertility could eliminate mosquitoes that transmit malaria in Africa.
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Money from industry rises, but public funding falls.
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A revised draft is imminent, a new job for Michael Bloomberg, and a trip into the New York Times archives.
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Text arrives on time, but leaves big decisions for the government ministers next week.
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Millions of scientific articles remain freely accessible despite copyright violations.
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The ROSETTA-Ice team wraps up its field season, and our blogger heads to UN climate talks in Paris.
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Five years after a failed insertion into planet's orbit, Akatsuki tries again.
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Germany backs a 1.5 ºC warming limit, China calls out rich nations, and Arctic residents say that climate change threatens their way of life.
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