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  • Mysterious Siberian crater attributed to methane

    30 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Katia Moskvitch

    Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team.
  • Humanity's cultural history captured in 5-minute film

    30 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alison Abbott

    Video map of births and deaths shows rise and fall of cultural centres.
  • Five-year delay would spell end of ITER

    30 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elizabeth Gibney

    Osamu Motojima, head of the international fusion project, speaks out on delays, leaks and rumours.
  • Dam removals: Rivers on the run

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Richard A. Lovett

    As the United States destroys its old dams, species are streaming back into the unfettered rivers.
  • 'Octomom' sets gestation record

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Mark Schrope

    Deep-sea octopus broods eggs for more than four years.
  • Cause is not everything in mental illness

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: David Adam

    Welcome steps have been made in uncovering a biological basis for schizophrenia, but for many, the question of ‘why’ is unimportant, says David Adam.
  • Cancer biomarkers: Written in blood

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ed Yong

    DNA circulating in the bloodstream could guide cancer treatment — if researchers can work out how best to use it.
  • Seven days: 25–31 July 2014

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm

    The week in science: Scripps president resigns; record-breaking drive on Mars; and Poland creates a space agency.
  • Asteroids wreaked havoc on early Earth

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elizabeth Gibney

    Model based on Moon's craters could help to establish when life emerged.
  • Largest ever Ebola outbreak is not a global threat

    29 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Declan Butler

    Although the virus is exerting a heavy toll in West Africa, it does not spread easily.
  • FDA debates trial-data secrecy

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Heidi Ledford

    US drug regulator weighs up merits of disclosing preliminary results.
  • Project drills deep into coming quake

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Katia Moskvitch

    Sensors in borehole at New Zealand seismic fault will peek under the surface of impending rupture.
  • Biosafety controls come under fire

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Declan Butler

    Experts call for a stronger safety culture at secure sites after incidents involving anthrax and flu in a US laboratory.
  • Contamination hits cell work

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ewen Callaway

    Mycoplasma infestations are widespread and costing laboratories millions of dollars in lost research.
  • Ebola treatments caught in limbo

    28 July 2014, 8:00 pm by: Sara Reardon

    Logistics and lack of funds keep experimental drugs and vaccines from being used in Africa outbreak.

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