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First Quantum suspends work at Mauritania copper, gold mine
First Quantum Minerals has suspended operations at the Guelb Moghrein copper and gold mine in Mauritania, where days of worker protests over pay left one person dead over the weekend.
Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells
Bioengineers have made an artificial jellyfish using silicone and muscle cells from a rat's heart. The synthetic creature, dubbed a medusoid, looks like a flower with eight petals.
Higgs triumph opens up field of dreams
Theorist Peter Higgs himself was present for the announcement, as were three of the other physicists who first predicted the boson back in 1964: Gerald Guralnik, Fran�ois Englert and Carl Hagen.
Uncertainty shrouds psychologist's resignation
Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet ... Chinese scientists to pioneer first human CRISPR trial ... Scientist in Renewable Energy. King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals ... 2016 Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of ...
Physicists declare victory in Higgs hunt
Over the years, measurements of other particles have verified the model to astonishing precision, building the case for the existence of the Higgs, says Tom Kibble of Imperial College London, another theorist who first predicted the particle. "The ...
Researchers monitor volcanic activity at Santorini
As tourists gambol around the Greek islands this summer, an international team of geoscientists is embarking on a research cruise to deploy instruments on the sea floor near one of the region's most famous holiday destinations, Santorini.
Microbes en masse: The sequencing machine
Faeces, lizards, keyboards, faces - Rob Knight likes to sequence the microbes on anything and everything. Next, he plans to sequence Earth.
Palm-oil boom raises conservation concerns
Palm oil may offer a vital income to small-scale farmers, but its environmental impact is raising concerns. Palm oil was once touted as a social and environmental panacea - a sustainable food crop, a biofuel that could help to cut greenhouse-gas ...
The data detective
Psychology was already under scrutiny following a series of high-profile controversies. Now it faces fresh questions over research practices that can sometimes produce eye-catching - but irreproducible - results.
Dumping iron at sea does sink carbon
The EIFEX results back up a hypothesis by the late oceanographer John Martin, who first reported in 1988 that iron deficiency limits phytoplankton growth in parts of the subarctic Pacific Ocean.