If a July mission to test the dive suit goes well, it will allow scientists to immerse themselves in deep-sea luminescent life.
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Monsoon hiatus that began 4,200 years ago parallels dry spell that led civilizations to collapse in other regions.
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Largest virus yet discovered hints at viral diversity trapped in permafrost.
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Australia's seas tend to be set aside only where mining and fishing are not affected, study warns.
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Mind-altering device activates heat-sensitive neural pathways involved in courtship.
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Analysis suggests country-level commitments are a bridge to an international treaty.
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Technique adds spatial dimension to studies of gene expression.
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Single pheromone found to induce ovulation.
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The UK floods show the need to address the risks of climate change, but news teams still insist on pitching experts against sceptics, says Simon L. Lewis.
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The week in science: US bolsters patent system; $25-billion pharma deal the biggest in 5 years; and Europe picks exoplanet-hunting mission for 2024 launch.
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H7N9 avian influenza may spread from China for first time.
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Researchers are finding that online, crowd-sourced collaboration can speed up their work — if they choose the right problem.
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Copters can arrange in formation and coordinate flight patterns without central control.
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US Department of Energy prepares to re-enter the WIPP repository to determine cause.
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A powerful method for deducing microbial relationships has been edging its way into civil and criminal investigations. But courts should proceed with caution.
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Findings from the now-disabled Kepler probe have been validated, quadrupling its booty of extrasolar worlds.
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Game-theory test exposes circuits for social interaction.
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Brazilian state mulls support for Giant Magellan Telescope.
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Joint US – Japan mission will improve severe weather forecasts and climate change models.
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Common anaesthetic not the most humane option for zebrafish euthanasia, say studies.
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