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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.
25 Jun
A failed crop trial of genetically modified wheat still provides crucial lessons for those battling to provide the planet’s growing population with a sustainable food supply.
1 Jul
US lawmakers are asserting their place in the human genetic-modification debate.
1 Jul
Smartphone camera set to come to the aid of sleuths, scientists and wine lovers.
25 Jun
Mechanisms to help researchers to balance work and home lives have made a positive difference to the gender balance at my institute, says Douglas Hilton.
1 Jul
A catastrophic 2013 flood in China was probably caused, in part, by air pollution.In July 2013, heavy rainfall resulted in a devastating flood in the mountains northwest of the Sichuan Basin in China (pictured). The basin has seen increasing industrial activity in the past
1 Jul
By counting the number of endangered panthers hit and killed by cars in Florida, researchers have estimated the population size of this rare cat. They say that it is the first statistically robust population estimate for the animals across their breeding range.Brett McClintock of
1 Jul
Heat tolerance in corals can be passed down the generations, suggesting that corals can adapt as the climate warms.Researchers have suggested that corals physiologically acclimatize to higher temperatures rather than inherit heat tolerance. To test this idea, Line Bay at the Australian Institute of
1 Jul
Silencing signals from pain-sensing nerve cells in the lungs reduces the symptoms of asthma in mice.When stimulated by allergens, these neurons cause airways to constrict and trigger symptoms such as coughing and wheezing. Bruce Levy and Clifford Woolf of Harvard Medical School in Boston,
1 Jul
Researchers have assembled micrometre-sized particles into a variety of crystals using DNA as 'glue'.DNA has been used to control the assembly of DNA-coated nanoparticles, but doing this with larger particles leads to the formation of random clumps that do not crystallize. To solve this,
1 Jul
Astronomers have discovered more than 850 faint galaxies in a galaxy cluster that could be made mostly of dark matter.Using archived images from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, a team led by Jin Koda at Stony Brook University in New York searched for observations
1 Jul
Male and female mice use different types of immune cell to process chronic pain.Studies of male mice have shown that immune cells called microglia in the spinal cord have an important role in chronic pain. To see whether this is the same in female
1 Jul
Planets orbiting a binary star system — like Tatooine, the fictional home planet of Luke Skywalker in Star Wars — could form with surprising ease.Most known circumbinary planets orbit close to their stars, where the competing gravitational forces from the two stars make
1 Jul
Humans are venturing farther across the oceans and harvesting a greater proportion of the ocean's biomass to feed the world's appetite for seafood.Reg Watson at the University of Tasmania in Taroona, Australia, and his colleagues analysed global fisheries, and seafood import and export data.
25 Jun
Researchers debate the merits of funding people on the basis of past performance.
1 Jul
A five-year window for combating AIDS; lions return to Rwanda’s verdant hills; and supply run to space station fails as rocket explodes.
30 Jun
Researchers hope the genetically engineered animals will speed past regulators.
26 Jun
Gains from two-year fund-raising frenzy will aid the early detection of tumours.
1 Jul
North America’s herbaria wilt under pressure for space and cash.
30 Jun
Large study of nuclear workers shows that even tiny doses slightly boost risk of leukaemia.
1 Jul
Dutch order to cut emissions opens door for citizens' lawsuits elsewhere.
30 Jun
Researchers are racing to determine whether forests will continue to act as a brake on climate change by soaking up more carbon.
1 Jul
Working out how to build ethical robots is one of the thorniest challenges in artificial intelligence.
1 Jul
Tighten the requirements for declaring physics breakthroughs, says Jan Conrad.
1 Jul
Strategies must better balance the costs and benefits of travel and be realistic about the promises of new technologies, say Eric Bruun and Moshe Givoni.
1 Jul
Arnulf Grubler examines a study of power output and spatial area — a key concept in discussing renewables.
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