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Chemical camouflage helps fish hide from predators

17 December 2014  Research

First time a vertebrate has been seen to evade predators by smelling like its habitat


US National Academies urges postdoctoral reforms

17 December 2014 News and Analysis

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Postdoctoral students are paid too little and have poor employment opportunities, a National Academies committee concludes

Antimicrobial resistance will kill 300 million by 2050 without action

16 December 2014 News and Analysis

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UK report says resistance will cost global economy $100 trillion

From nutshell to supercapattery

15 December 2014 Research

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Hybrid sodium ion capacitor that costs peanuts rivals lithium ion equivalent

Can research quality be predicted by metrics?  

Prognostications unveiled for how UK universities will fare in latest assessment exercise

Smart skin for prosthetic limbs senses heat and touch  

Ultra-thin plastic skin can bend and flex without affecting the skin's ability to detect s...

Freedom Industries’ president arrested for fraud  

Executive whose company leaked MCHM into West Virginian water supplies is charged with lyi...

First science envoys announced for the US  

Former NOAA chief will serve as one of several top scientists in newly created posts

Canadian clamp down on mercury  

New rules will ban making and importing most mercury-containing products

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