The week in science: Endangered ecosystems listed, GM patents protected, and wild poliovirus detected in Somalia.
Nature 497 292 doi: 10.1038/497292a
If programmes to bolster STEM education are effective, they distort the labour market; if they aren’t, they’re a waste of money, argues Colin Macilwain.
Nature 497 289 doi: 10.1038/497289a
For the first time in a national showcase setting, a group of National Science Foundation (NSF) grantees--who are funded through the Accelerating Innovation Research (AIR) program--presented to industry representatives various technologies they believe are ready for commercialization.
On May 14 in Baltimore, Md., 10 investigators, whose research support came from the NSF Engineering Directorate's AIR Technology Translation program, introduced a system that uses ionic liquids to ...
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Breakthrough sets up showdown with induced adult lines.
Nature 497 295 doi: 10.1038/497295a
The earliest known cave paintings fuel arguments about whether Neanderthals were the mental equals of modern humans.
Nature 497 302 doi: 10.1038/497302a
Ecuador has successfully eradicated invasive pigs and goats from most of the Galapagos archipelago. Now it is taking on the rats.
Nature 497 306 doi: 10.1038/497306a
But response from science advocates is lukewarm.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12993
Search is on for signs of microbial activity isolated in Earth's crust.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12995
Global April temperatures were 13th highest on record; Year-to-date is eighth warmest period on record; North American snow cover was third largest