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  • Earth-sized exoplanet spotted in star’s habitable zone

    16 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Alexandra Witze

    New-found world orbits a cool, dim star, and might even contain water.
  • Female insect uses spiky penis to take charge

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

    Brazilian cave creatures's marathon sex sessions extract nourishment along with sperm from reluctant male.
  • White dwarf acts as cosmic magnifying glass

    16 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elizabeth Gibney

    Planet-hunting telescope sees long-predicted gravitational lensing of star in binary system by its companion.
  • How to build a Neanderthal

    16 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ewen Callaway

    Epigenetic maps help to explain how archaic humans differed from modern ones despite having very similar DNA sequences.
  • Scientists find protein that unites sperm and egg

    15 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Erika Check Hayden

    Newly discovered molecule plays crucial role in conception.
  • Beware of backroom deals in the name of 'science'

    15 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Colin Macilwain

    The term 'sound science' has become Orwellian double-speak for various forms of pro-business spin, says Colin Macilwain.
  • Mini satellites prove their scientific power

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

    Proliferation of ‘CubeSats’ offers fresh and fast way to gather space data.
  • Seven days: 11–17 April 2014

    15 April 2014, 8:00 pm

    The week in science: Japan reapproves use of nuclear power, second sighting of an exotic tetraquark, and biotech stocks plunge.
  • Toxicology: The plastics puzzle

    15 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Josie Glausiusz

    When toxicologists warned that the plastics ingredient BPA might be harmful, consumers clamoured for something new. But problems persist.
  • Hepatitis C drugs not reaching poor

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Ewen Callaway

    Treatment guidelines for virus highlight challenge of paying for expensive drugs in low-income countries.
  • Power from the oceans: Blue energy

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Jeff Tollefson

    After years in the doldrums, the quest to harvest energy from the oceans is gathering speed.
  • Panel homes in on sites for γ-ray detector

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Elizabeth Gibney

    Cherenkov Telescope Array will track high-energy photons to probe black holes, dark matter and relativity.
  • Biologist defiant over stem-cell method

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: David Cyranoski

    Japanese author of controversial papers denies wrongdoing and stands by results as testing of her protocol begins.
  • IPCC report under fire

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Quirin Schiermeier

    Critics attack panel’s lack of specific guidance on how countries should lower emissions.
  • US health secretary's legacy goes beyond Obamacare

    14 April 2014, 8:00 pm by: Dina Fine Maron

    Kathleen Sebelius oversaw a pandemic flu response, the expansion of Medicaid — and, yes, the flubbed health care website rollout.

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