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Ferns communicate to decide their sexes

Nature - fai 8 min 48 seg

Older generations release pheromones to balance the sex ratio in youngsters.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16214

Categorías: Ciencia

Cancer cells can ‘infect’ normal neighbours

Nature - fai 3 horas 9 min

Tiny RNAs shed by tumours can transform healthy cells into cancerous ones.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16212

Categorías: Ciencia

Viral-research moratorium called too broad

Nature - fai 6 horas 9 min

Us government ban on research into enhanced pathogens also affects flu surveillance and vaccine work.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16211

Categorías: Ciencia

Oldest-known human genome sequenced

Nature - fai 12 horas 11 min

DNA shows a group of modern humans roamed across Asia.

Nature 514 413 doi: 10.1038/514413a

Categorías: Ciencia

The discovery of Homo floresiensis: Tales of the hobbit

Nature - fai 12 horas 11 min

In 2004, researchers announced the discovery of Homo floresiensis , a small relative of modern humans that lived as recently as 18,000 years ago. The ‘hobbit’ is now considered the most important hominin fossil in a generation. Here, the scientists behind the find tell its story.

Nature 514 422 doi: 10.1038/514422a

Categorías: Ciencia

Hobbit mystery endures a decade on

Nature - fai 12 horas 11 min

Four scientists recall the discovery of Homo floresiensis and discuss the still-open question of its place in human evolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16204

Categorías: Ciencia

Learn how to effectively design ICT-based learning activities with this MOOC starting October 27

openeducationeuropa - fai 13 horas 16 min
Summary: 

The HANDSON MOOC, starting on Monday 27th of October, is a 5 weeks MOOC targeted to all kind of educators. Students joining the MOOC will have the oportunity to design an ICT-based learning activity.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

Learn how to effectively design ICT-based learning activities with this MOOC starting October 27

openeducationeuropa - fai 13 horas 16 min
Summary: 

The HANDSON MOOC, starting on Monday 27th of October, is a 5 weeks MOOC targeted to all kind of educators. Students joining the MOOC will have the oportunity to design an ICT-based learning activity.

Interest Area:  Schools Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

Heavy comet traffic around young star

Nature - fai 18 horas 13 min

Environment of β Pictoris echoes Solar System’s turbulent early years.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16201

Categorías: Ciencia

Fossils reveal 'beer-bellied' dinosaur

Nature - fai 21 horas 13 min

Waddling Deinocheirus was almost as big as a Tyrannosaurus rex.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16203

Categorías: Ciencia

Buitres amenazados

Investigación y Ciencia - fai 23 horas 55 min

Ciertos fármacos de uso veterinario podrían poner en peligro las poblaciones de buitres en Europa.

Categorías: Ciencia

Seven days: 17–23 October 2014

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 23:41

The week in science: Snail discovery revives publishing spat; proposed nuclear-waste site passes key US safety evaluation; and biopharmaceutical firm AbbVie cools on US$54-billion takeover deal.

Nature 514 408 doi: 10.1038/514408a

Categorías: Ciencia

US suspends risky disease research

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 20:40

Government to cease funding gain-of-function studies that make viruses more dangerous, pending a safety assessment.

Nature 514 411 doi: 10.1038/514411a

Categorías: Ciencia

Data bank struggles as protein imaging ups its game

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 17:39

Hybrid methods to solve structures of molecular machines create a storage headache.

Nature 514 416 doi: 10.1038/514416a

Categorías: Ciencia

The invisible extinction

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 17:39

A palaeontologist wonders whether the future fossil record will preserve evidence of animals that vanish today.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16183

Categorías: Ciencia

Access a world of open research with the just-released Open Access Button

openeducationeuropa - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 10:28
Summary: 

The Open Access Button gives knowledge-seekers everywhere easy access to academic research papers that would otherwise be behind a paywall. The Open Access Button was developed by two students and debuted during this year's Open Access Week

Interest Area:  Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

Access a world of open research with the just-released Open Access Button

openeducationeuropa - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 10:28
Summary: 

The Open Access Button gives knowledge-seekers everywhere easy access to academic research papers that would otherwise be behind a paywall. The Open Access Button was developed by two students and debuted during this year's Open Access Week

Interest Area:  Higher Education Training & Work Learning & Society
Categorías: Ciencia

US midterm elections offer little hope for science

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 08:36

November vote is unlikely to break a political stalemate that has squeezed research funding.

Nature 514 412 doi: 10.1038/514412a

Categorías: Ciencia

Human-subjects research: The ethics squad

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 08:36

Bioethicists are setting up consultancies for research — but some scientists question whether they are needed.

Nature 514 418 doi: 10.1038/514418a

Categorías: Ciencia

Stormy outlook for long-term ecology studies

Nature - Mér, 10/22/2014 - 05:35

The closure of a 40-year project to understand and protect seabirds shows the false priorities of funders, warns Tim Birkhead.

Nature 514 405 doi: 10.1038/514405a

Categorías: Ciencia

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