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  • Seven days: 26 September–2 October

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm

    The week in science: Japanese volcano erupts, India's Mars mission enters orbit, and Obama orders massive expansion of marine reserve.
  • Ebola outbreak shuts down malaria-control efforts

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Erika Check Hayden

    Public-health experts fear that one epidemic may fuel another in West Africa.
  • Cyanide cloud puts a chill in Titan's air

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alexandra Witze

    Icy particles high above south pole of Saturn moon create hiccups in atmospheric models.
  • Tibetan plateau gets wired up for monsoon prediction

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jane Qiu

    Largest and highest plateau in the world has outsized impact on climate.
  • The first South Americans: Extreme living

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Barbara Fraser

    After humans arrived in South America, they quickly spread into some of its most remote corners.
  • Astronomy: To catch a cosmic ray

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

    The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has spent almost ten years looking for the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays — but to no avail. Now the observatory faces an uncertain future.
  • Moon's largest plain is not an impact crater

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

    Gravity data suggest flats of volcanic basalt formed from tectonic stretching.
  • Steven Pinker on his sense of style

    30 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Gareth Cook

    The Harvard psychologist offers a writing guide based on how the mind works.
  • Biopiracy ban stirs red-tape fears

    29 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Daniel Cressey

    Critics worry Nagoya Protocol will hamper disease monitoring.
  • Images of the month: September 2014

    29 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Daniel Cressey

    Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
  • Fast genetic sequencing saves newborn lives

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

    Infants with mysterious conditions stand to benefit — but technique raises ethical questions.
  • Water politics must adapt to a warming world

    29 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Moshe Alamaro

    As rainfall patterns shift, technological and legislative changes are needed to address water shortages, says Moshe Alamaro.
  • Astronomy data bounty spurs debate over access

    29 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Mark Zastrow

    Small institutions fear exclusion from Large Synoptic Survey Telescope's benefits.
  • Quantum bits get their first compression

    28 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: Edwin Cartlidge

    Physicists show how to encode three quantum bits using just two.
  • Why Japan missed volcano's warning signs

    28 September 2014, 8:00 pm by: David Cyranoski

    Mount Ontake's eruption killed at least 12 people. Could a better early-warning system have saved them?

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