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  • Reprieve for men: Y chromosome is not vanishing

    23 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Josh Fischman

    The sex chromosome has been shrinking throughout mammalian evolution, but many of its remaining genes play crucial roles beyond sex determination.
  • Corals use multiple tricks to adapt to hotter seas

    23 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Amanda Mascarelli

    Genes and physiological acclimation contribute equally to heat resistance.
  • Decoded fly genome offers clues about sleeping sickness

    23 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jessica Morrison

    Tsetse gene sequence adds to researchers' knowledge of the fly's biology and behaviour.
  • The soft power of sailfish bills

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Chelsea Wald

    High-speed video reveals unusually powerful motion, but specialized weapon can also gently nudge prey.
  • CO2 makes growing seasons longer

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Nicola Jones

    Elevated greenhouse gas levels, not just rising temperatures, are extending annual plants' life cycles.
  • Iran needs to present a united front on science

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elise Auerbach

    Iranian scientists must be allowed to interact abroad without fear of persecution, says Elise Auerbach.
  • Sponsor a fish and save Canada’s experimental lakes

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Davide-Castelvecchi

  • Seven days: 18–24 April 2014

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm

    The week in science: NIH allows reuse of rejected grant ideas; China’s land pollution revealed; and NASA’s LADEE probe crashes into the Moon.
  • UK foreign aid turns to research

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Brian Owens

    £375 million from development budget will be redirected to science partnerships with middle-income economies.
  • Quantum communications leap out of the lab

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jane Qiu

    China begins work on super-secure network as ‘real-world’ trial successfully sends quantum keys and data.
  • Regrown nerves boost bionic ears

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Regina Nuzzo

    Gene therapy aids performance of cochlear impants in guinea pigs.
  • Climate-change adaptation: Designer reefs

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Amanda Mascarelli

    Biologists are directing the evolution of corals to prepare them to fight climate change.
  • Start-up investor bets on biotech

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Richard Van Noorden

    Y Combinator has high hopes for low-cost biotech innovation.
  • Renewable energy: Biofuels heat up

    22 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Kim Krieger

    A new generation of industrial plants can make liquid fuels from almost any organic scraps — from corn stalks and wood chips to urban rubbish.
  • Tamiflu report comes under fire

    21 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Declan Butler

    Conclusions on stockpiling of antiviral drugs challenged.

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