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Ministers promise basket of gifts for German science

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:21am

Politicians renew commitment to research and education progammes with €25 billion over six years.

Nature 515 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16264

Fungus from Asia threatens European salamanders

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:21pm

North American salamanders and newts are safe for now, but epidemic could spread through pet trade.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16249

Ebola controls at US medical meeting spark protest

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 2:21pm

Researchers say that exclusion of those recently in affected areas could undermine Ebola response.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16256

Developed nations must not fear sending Ebola help

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 12:21pm

The anxiety and stigma associated with Ebola are hampering Australia's willingness and ability to help with the control efforts in Africa, argues Tim Inglis.

Nature 514 537 doi: 10.1038/514537a

Seven days: 24–30 October 2014

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:21am

The week in science: China launches its first round-trip lunar mission; skydiver leaps from record heights; and EU leaders agree on landmark climate deal.

Nature 514 540 doi: 10.1038/514540a

Coastal havoc boosts jellies

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:21am

Five-year Chinese study suggests that human activity made gelatinous outbreaks worse.

Nature 514 545 doi: 10.1038/514545a

Pet dogs set to test anti-ageing drug

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 5:21am

Trials would study extension of lifespan in domestic setting.

Nature 514 546 doi: 10.1038/514546a

China opens translational medicine centre in Shanghai

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 4:21am

First of five linked institutes aims to capitalize on basic-research investments.

Nature 514 547 doi: 10.1038/514547a

The top 100 papers

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 12:21pm

Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.

Nature 514 550 doi: 10.1038/514550a

The Ebola questions

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:21am

Scientists know a lot about the virus that causes Ebola — but there are many puzzles that they have yet to solve.

Nature 514 554 doi: 10.1038/514554a

Tiny human stomachs grown in the lab

Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:21am

Artificial guts could be used to study diseases and test drug treatments.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16229

Science suffers in rocket explosion

Mon, 11/03/2014 - 4:21pm

Earth-viewing satellites and meteor camera among experiments lost on launch to space station.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16247

Russian summer tops 'universal' heatwave index

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:21am

Proposed definition of heatwaves grades 2010 Russia event the worst on record.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16250

Gas-spewing Icelandic volcano stuns scientists

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:21pm

Sulphur-rich eruption defies preparations for an ashy blast.

Nature 514 543 doi: 10.1038/514543a

‘Forgotten’ NIH smallpox virus languishes on death row

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:21pm

World Health Organization lacks resources to witness destruction of stocks.

Nature 514 544 doi: 10.1038/514544a

Geneticists tap human knockouts

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:21pm

Sequenced genomes reveal mutations that disable single genes and can point to new drugs.

Nature 514 548 doi: 10.1038/514548a

Private rocket explodes on launch to space station

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:21pm

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Deepwater Horizon gunk settled far and wide

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 9:21am

Survey of deep-sea sediment helps to explain ‘missing oil’ from 2010 spill.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16225

A quantum world arising from many ordinary ones

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:21pm

Radical theory proposes that interactions between classical worlds can explain some quantum phenomena.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16213

EU leaders hammer out landmark climate deal

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Greenhouse-gas emissions to be cut by at least 40% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16218