Alberta's energy regulator says a significant earthquake in the province last week was likely caused by hydraulic fracturing. Scientists say that if that's true, it will have been the largest earthquake ever to happen as a result of an industrial operation.
Combined data from South Pole experiment BICEP2 and Planck probe point to galactic dust as confounding signal.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16830
Details emerge as White House prepares to release budget request to Congress.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16824
What are the benefits of Tamiflu, and why is it so controversial?
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16820
Documents seized from Max Planck Institute in Tübingen.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16813
Analysis suggests that making data anonymous is not enough to protect consumers.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16817
Researchers question meaning of an apparent opinion gap between scientists and the public.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16818
The week in science: Obama announces precision-medicine push, marijuana research endorsed by paediatric group, and Israel frees jailed Palestinian physicist.
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Drug cheats will not be tackled properly until anti-doping agencies do more to assess the scale of the problem scientifically, says Roger Pielke Jr.
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Pathogen related to polio and common cold could be the cause — but little is known for sure.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16812
Director Francis Collins says the agency has changed how it conducts controversial studies, but argues the work is necessary.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16814
Cranium discovery shows that Homo sapiens was living in Middle East 55,000 years ago.
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Tsinghua's Chen Jining is slated to become environmental protection minister as China steps up efforts to clean up its air, water and soil.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16810
Research relies on unsung heroes working behind the scenes — and some of them have rather unusual jobs.
Nature 517 542 doi: 10.1038/517542a
Plan would hasten development of new treatments with major changes to key government agencies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.16807
US president defies hostile Congress and takes action on global warming.
Nature 517 535 doi: 10.1038/517535a