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  • Hacked photosynthesis could boost crop yields

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Heidi Ledford

    Algal enzyme can speed up rate at which plants make food.
  • Indian Mars craft prepares for orbit

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sanjay Kumar

    Mangalyaan aims to be Asia’s first successful Martian mission.
  • Seven days: 12–18 September 2014

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm

    The week in science: Swiss scientists regain access to EU grants, Canadian archaeologists find long-lost ship, and Japanese regulators move to restart nuclear power.
  • Climate simulation doubles Sahara's age

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sid Perkins

    A shrinking sea off northern Africa triggered the desert's formation 7 million years ago, study suggests.
  • Climate summit previews push for new global treaty

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Lauren Morello

    United Nations meeting aims to spark enthusiasm for a 2015 emissions pact.
  • Global initiative targets progressive multiple sclerosis

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elie Dolgin

    Goal to develop treatments for a refractory form of the disease.
  • Sugar substitutes linked to obesity

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alison Abbott

    Artificial sweetener seems to change gut microbiome.
  • UN sustainability goals need quantified targets

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Mark Stafford-Smith

    Scientists must step up and secure meaningful objectives if they are to protect both people and planet, says Mark Stafford-Smith.
  • Monster black hole found in tiny galaxy

    16 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ron Cowen

    Discovery hints at twice as many supermassive black holes in the nearby Universe as previously thought.
  • Japan stem-cell trial stirs envy

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sara Reardon

    Researchers elsewhere can’t wait to test iPS cells in humans.
  • Will the Ebola virus go airborne?

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Dina Fine Maron

    Experts say the possibility remains remote.
  • Lander to aim for comet’s ‘head’

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elizabeth Gibney

    Touchdown site for Rosetta probe chosen unanimously.
  • Diversity: Pride in science

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: M Mitchell Waldrop

    The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.
  • Cross-bred crops get fit faster

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Natasha Gilbert

    Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.
  • United States commits troops and cash to Ebola fight

    15 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sara Reardon

    Obama pledges 3,000 personnel and roughly $750 million to stem outbreak in West Africa.

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