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Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.
26 May
Scientists have a valuable part to play in clarifying the impacts of a proposed trade treaty between the United States and Europe.
26 May
Sleeping-beauty papers offer hope that authors of uncited works are in good company.
27 May
A package of articles in Nature assesses the state of artificial-intelligence research.
27 May
Insects are an excellent source of sustainable protein, but people will only be persuaded to eat them if they seem appealing, says Ophelia Deroy.
27 May
After a 3.5-year voyage at sea, scientists have discovered more than 100,000 new eukaryotic organisms, many existing in symbiotic relationships with each other.Scientists aboard the research schooner Tara collected some 35,000 ocean samples at 210 locations around the world, from as deep as
27 May
Dormant stem cells — and the signals that activate them — are widespread across surfaces in adult mouse brains.Yi Eve Sun and Siguang Li of Tongji University School of Medicine in Shanghai, China, and their colleagues analysed patterns of gene expression in individual cells
27 May
One-million-year-old air extracted from bubbles in an Antarctic ice core has enabled the reconstruction of the oldest atmospheric compositions yet studied.Glaciers flowing over raised bedrock in Allan Hills, Antarctica, brought long-sought-after blue ice near to the surface, providing an accessible source of ancient air.
27 May
High-resolution microscopes have captured images of cancer cells transferring biological material to less-malignant cells, making these cells more cancerous.Many cells, including cancerous ones, shed tiny membrane-bound sacs called vesicles that contain a variety of molecules including RNA; these sacs are then taken up by
27 May
Shrinking Arctic sea ice leads to heavier snows in western Siberia. This is some of the first evidence for how low sea-ice levels in the Arctic autumn affect precipitation in neighbouring regions the following winter.A team led by Martin Wegmann at the University of
27 May
A crow species renowned for its use of tools has a time-saving trick — stashing the same tool for future use.New Caledonian crows (Corvus moneduloides) invest much time and energy turning sticks into hooks to extract food from small cavities. To see
27 May
More than one-quarter of cells in ageing, sun-exposed skin carry mutations that are known to drive cancer — even though the skin continues to function normally.To understand how healthy cells can mutate to form cancers, Philip Jones of the University of Cambridge, UK, Peter
27 May
A compound found in the roots of the 'thunder god' vine could be a weight-loss drug, a study in mice suggests.Umut Ozcan of Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts and his colleagues used a database of gene expression in human cells treated with various molecules
27 May
Using a 3D printer, researchers have created spider-web analogues out of elastic polymer threads and tweaked their architectures to maximize the webs' strength.Markus Buehler at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and his colleagues printed synthetic webs (pictured) and added various
20 May
Reanalysis of a study that compared gene expression in mice and humans tests social media as a forum for discussing research results.
27 May
Europe’s wild birds are in peril; the LHC breaks an energy record; and Nobel-prizewinning mathematician John Nash dies.
26 May
Proposed deals have potential to boost research, but also to weaken health and environmental protections.
27 May
From predatory microbes to toxic metals, nature is inspiring new ways to treat infections.
27 May
Independent assessments of national climate plans find little common ground between wealthy and developing countries.
27 May
Public-health officials make plans for how to speed up responses to tropical-disease outbreaks.
21 May
Papers authored by Paolo Macchiarini misrepresented success of pioneering procedure.
27 May
Long a staple of science fiction, laser weapons are edging closer to the battlefield — thanks to optical fibres.
26 May
By revealing that fish cooperate, cheat and punish, Redouan Bshary has challenged ideas about brain evolution.
27 May
Four leading researchers share their concerns and solutions for reducing societal risks from intelligent machines.
27 May
Philip Ball examines a study unpicking the broad ramifications of information flows.
27 May
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.
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