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 2018-04-26 15:26 

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Mars quakes set to reveal tantalizing clues to planet's early years...

NASA's Mars InSight spacecraft will listen for seismic activity to understand the planet's core....

 2018-04-26 11:32 

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A photo celebration of scientists at work...

In this year's contest, Nature follows scientists from starry Antarctic fields to African volcanic plains....

 2018-04-26 11:31 

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Classic reaction re-engineered through molecular face recognition...

A catalyst has been developed that recognizes the topology of just one face of a planar reaction intermediate. Remarkably, this enables one mirror-image isomer of the reaction product to be made selectively....

 2018-04-26 11:31 

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A lab co-op helps young faculty members to thrive...

Linking a lab with others fosters crucial camaraderie, collaboration and productivity, writes Rebecca Heald....

 2018-04-26 11:31 

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Detailed view of human telomerase enzyme invites rethink of its structure...

The telomerase enzyme performs a crucial role by maintaining protective caps of repetitive DNA sequences at the ends of chromosomes. A structure of human telomerase casts fresh light on its architecture....

 2018-04-26 11:31 

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Where the wild tales are: how stories teach kids to nurture nature...

S. F. Said explores a study on children's books as preparation for planetary crises....

 2018-04-26 11:31 

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The ethics of experimenting with human brain tissue...

Difficult questions will be raised as models of the human brain get closer to replicating its functions, explain Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and 15 colleagues....

 2018-04-26 11:29 

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Climate talks are not enough...

As officials meet in Bonn to swap stories on progress towards the Paris goals, only emissions cuts will guarantee a happy ending....

 2018-04-25 23:24 

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France’s science minister says she’s putting research at the centre of Macron’s government...

Nature speaks to geneticist Frdrique Vidal, who last year joined French president Emmanuel Macron's cabinet....

 2018-04-25 23:24 

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Giving at-risk children pre-emptive antibiotics reduces deaths...

Clinical trial in Africa helps kids, but raises fears about drug resistance....

 2018-04-25 23:24 

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Universe's first moments mimicked with ultracool atoms...

Physicists see the hallmarks of cosmic expansion in a ring of cold atoms....

 2018-04-25 19:24 

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Billion-star map of Milky Way set to transform astronomy...

European Gaia spacecraft's first major data dump — the most detailed 3D chart yet of our Galaxy — will keep researchers busy for decades....

 2018-04-25 15:24 

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Singapore bets big on synthetic biology...

The city-state wants to develop synthetic microorganisms that can be used to produce drugs and food....

 2018-04-25 11:24 

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Rent increase hits Europe’s drug regulator before Brexit move...

With a move from London to Amsterdam less than a year away, the European Medicines Agency is facing uncertainty....

 2018-04-25 11:23 

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US environment agency pushes to limit its use of non-public data...

Critics say the US Environmental Protection Agency's plan would hamstring public health and environmental protections....

 2018-04-24 19:24 

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US government considers charging for popular Earth-observing data...

Images from Landsat satellites and agricultural-survey programme are freely available to scientists — but for how long?...

 2018-04-24 15:22 

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Is ‘friendly fire’ in the brain provoking Alzheimer’s disease?...

Scientists want to combat dementia and neurodegeneration by keeping the brain's immune system from going rogue....

 2018-04-24 11:22 

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Hunger is a gatekeeper of pain in the brain...

A neuronal population has now been found that regulates two competing needs — hunger and pain. Urgent pain overrides hunger, but appetite-inducing neuronal activity dampens long-term pain responses to enable feeding....

 2018-04-24 11:22 

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Mars probe poised to solve red planet’s methane mystery...

Researchers hope EuropeanRussian Trace Gas Orbiter will end a long-running debate over source of the gas on Mars....

 2018-04-24 11:22 

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Scientists’ early grant success fuels further funding...

Young researchers who narrowly miss out on postdoctoral grant struggle to compete with those who just qualify....

 2018-04-23 11:20 

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Clear signs of global warming will hit poorer countries first...

New climate-inequality tool quantifies how quickly the weather will veer beyond normal in different regions....

 2018-04-23 11:20 

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Flu virus finally sequenced in its native form...

Direct sequencing of RNA molecules such as virus genomes should help to unpick role of mysterious chemical modifications....

 2018-04-23 11:20 

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Faulty replication can sting...

Inappropriate cellular inflammation can cause disease. It emerges that the protein SAMHD1 prevents the release of newly replicated DNA from the nucleus, blocking an undesirable pro-inflammatory response....

 2018-04-20 15:12 

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Grassland plants show surprising appetite for carbon dioxide...

Results from a long-running field experiment suggest that a major group of plants could thrive as the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases....

 2018-04-20 15:12 

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Cutting-edge microscope spies on living cells inside the body...

Imaging technique captures 3D video of cells at work in unprecedented detail....

 2018-04-20 15:12 

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How to blow up a star...

Supernova simulations are resolving a 50-year-old mystery about stellar death throes....

 2018-04-20 07:12 

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 2018-04-18 19:10 

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‘Warm transplants’ save livers and lives...

Device that preserves livers at body temperature during transfer could reduce organ shortage....

 2018-04-18 19:10 

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Great Barrier Reef saw huge losses from 2016 heatwave...

One-third of reefs in the world's largest coral system were transformed by warmed waters, finds comprehensive underwater and aerial survey....

 2018-04-18 15:49 

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Military work threatens science and security...

In an uncertain world, more governments are asking universities to help develop weapons. That's a threat to the culture and conscience of researchers....

 2018-04-18 15:45 

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Bounteous black holes at the Galactic Centre...

X-ray observations have revealed a dozen stellar-mass black holes at the centre of the Galaxy, implying that there are thousands more to be found. The discovery confirms a fundamental prediction of stellar dynamics....

 2018-04-18 15:33 

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YouTube your science...

Video is an engaging way to make your research more accessible, says Adrian A. Smith....

 2018-04-18 15:32 

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African scientists call for more control of their continent’s genomic data...

Voluntary guidelines aim to combat 'helicopter' science and ensure that studies benefit African citizens and scientists....

 2018-04-18 10:38 

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How San Francisco’s next big quake could play out...

Tremors in Nepal and New Zealand help scientists to predict how a magnitude-7.0 quake would affect the California city....

 2018-04-18 10:38 

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EU’s top court says logging in Poland’s ancient forest was illegal...

Polish government had limited felling in Biaowiea Forest, after widespread protest, and said it would comply with the court's ruling....

 2018-04-18 10:38 

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The long search for the pain gene...

Tor Wager lauds a book on the hunt for an elusive root of sensory suffering....

 2018-04-18 10:38 

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Science must rise up to support people like me...

Institutions could do more to support researchers who have disabilities, says Aaron Schaal....

 2018-04-17 18:32 

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Medicine’s secret ingredient — it’s in the timing...

Synchronizing drug delivery with a patient's body clock can yield clear benefits. But will the data be enough to overcome long-standing hurdles?...

 2018-04-17 14:29 

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When feathers flew at a natural-history archive...

Stuart Pimm on the tragic tale of a hobbyist, a heist and a great scientific legacy....

 2018-04-17 14:29 

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The illusion of time...

Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli's study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time....

 2018-04-17 14:28 

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Rare human outbreak of monkey malaria detected in Malaysia...

Handful of people diagnosed with parasite found in macaques has scientists worried about increasing contact between monkeys and humans....

 2018-04-17 14:28 

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 2018-04-17 14:27 

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War and peace and summer camp...

Andrew Haslam appraises an account of key experiments on the psychology of conflict and cooperation....

 2018-04-17 14:27 

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The trouble with the Nobel prize...

Ron Cowen weighs up Brian Keating's call to reform the most coveted award in physics....

 2018-04-16 18:18 

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Regulate artificial intelligence to avert cyber arms race...

Define an international doctrine for cyberspace skirmishes before they escalate into conventional warfare, urge Mariarosaria Taddeo and Luciano Floridi....

 2018-04-16 10:18 

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East Asia braces for surge in deadly tick-borne virus...

Rapid rise in number of infections and high fatality rate concern researchers....

 2018-04-16 10:18 

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The certainty of quantum randomness...

Communication systems rely on random-number generators for the encryption of information. A method for producing truly random numbers even from untrustworthy devices could lead to improvements in security....

 2018-04-16 10:18 

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How to curb production of chemical weapons...

Companies that manufacture and distribute the precursors to lethal agents must be open to surveillance and inspections, argues Leiv K. Sydnes....

 2018-04-16 10:18 

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How I scraped data from Google Scholar...

A researcher explains how — and why — he spent a whole summer harvesting information from the platform, which is notoriously hard to mine....

 2018-04-13 18:14 

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Attacks in UK and Syria highlight growing need for chemical-forensics expertise...

Nations seek to better address future chemical-weapons threats....

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