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26 Mar 2015 Vol. 347 #6229
- Mars rover finds long-chain organic compounds Complex carbon molecules show that clues to past life—if any—could survive harsh martian conditions.
- ‘Fixed’ nitrogen found in martian soil Nitrates could be extracted from the atmosphere by the energy of impacts.
- Reform of toxics law is contentious Plan to rewrite 1976 law draws bipartisan support but harsh criticism.
- Himalayan ice can fool climate studies “Surging” glaciers in the Karakoram may actually be losing mass.
- A €1 billion brain reboot Critics of Europe's Human Brain Project are vindicated.
- A reassuring snapshot of Ebola Virus sequences from Mali suggest pathogen has not changed enough to elude potential vaccines or treatments.
- Measuring child abuse's legacy First large-scale, longitudinal study tracks abuse and neglect across generations.
- Cause of death No one knows why many people die in developing countries. A new technique, the minimally invasive autopsy, could change that—and...
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