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Focus on political Islamic groups to boost science

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 1:21pm

For science to realize its potential in the Muslim world, attitudes need to change at a societal level, not just an individual one, says Dyna Rochmyaningsih.

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Wanted: 80,000 British babies for massive study

Fri, 02/27/2015 - 12:21pm

UK launches effort to track children from birth, months after US counterpart closes.

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Six challenges to stamping out Ebola

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:21pm

Despite a recent sharp drop in the overall number of Ebola cases, the situation remains precarious in West Africa.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16964

India's PhD students on hunger strike over delayed pay rise

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:21pm

Funding agencies stall over fellowship wage hikes announced by government last October.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16969

Climate leadership in question as IPCC chief resigns

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 12:21pm

Chairman Rajendra Pachauri stands down amid allegations of sexual harassment.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16988

Physicists make 'weather forecasts' for economies

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:21pm

The development of some countries is as predictable as steady winds, but for others it is more chaotic, physicists find.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16963

Documents spur investigation of climate sceptic

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:21pm

Questions raised about conflict-of-interest disclosures by Willie Soon.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16972

US regulators try to tame 'wild west' of DNA testing

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:21pm

Experts, regulators mull how to foster technologies without posing undue risk to patients.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16962

Study finds relatively low emissions of methane from major US gas fields

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 1:21pm

After a series of alarming reports, scientists estimate leak rate of about 1% for three major US gas formations.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16961

Seven days: 13–19 February 2015

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:21am

The week in science: Europe’s spaceplane soars; transgenic apples given go-ahead for US market; and geoengineering risks are highlighted.

Nature 518 278 doi: 10.1038/518278a

Young scientists lead the way on fresh ideas

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21am

Analysis of millions of papers finds that junior biomedical researchers tend to work on more innovative topics than their senior colleagues do.

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Steppe migration rekindles debate on language origin

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21am

Eurasian region gains ground as birthplace of Indo-European tongues.

Nature 518 284 doi: 10.1038/518284a

Sex redefined

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:21am

The idea of two sexes is simplistic. Biologists now think there is a wider spectrum than that.

Nature 518 288 doi: 10.1038/518288a

Museums: The endangered dead

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:21am

The billions of specimens in natural-history museums are becoming more useful for tracking Earth's shrinking biodiversity. But the collections also face grave threats.

Nature 518 292 doi: 10.1038/518292a

Pluto's long, strange history — in pictures

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:21am

Nature marks the 85th anniversary of the dwarf planet's discovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16910

Epigenome: The symphony in your cells

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:21am

A slew of papers reveals the chemical tweaks to DNA in a wealth of different cells — as explained with the help of a small orchestra.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16955

Marijuana flips appetite switch in brain

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 11:21am

Sudden attacks of 'the munchies' are triggered by a change in the hormone released by neurons.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16957

Star buzzed Solar System during human prehistory

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 10:21am

Faint star with even fainter companion came close enough to perturb comets in the distant Oort cloud some 70,000 years ago.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16958

Danish court quashes ruling against physiologist

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:21am

Copenhagen scientist wins appeal against government-research fraud investigator.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16960

Europe needs fresh focus on big-science projects

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:21am

Messy governance and a lack of long-term planning threaten the success of the European Spallation Source, says Olof Hallonsten.

Nature 518 275 doi: 10.1038/518275a