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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.
4 Mar
An investigation into the funding sources of climate scientists who have testified to the US Congress makes demands that have the potential to infringe on academic freedom.
4 Mar
The Ebola epidemic has had a dire effect on the health prospects of pregnant women.
3 Mar
A blue dress divided the Internet — and put the science of visual perception in the spotlight.
3 Mar
The country’s shifting stance on genetic modification for crops needs the support of researchers to persuade a sceptical public, says Qiang Wang.
4 Mar
The optimal length for mammalian eyelashes is one-third of the eye's width, which helps to retain moisture and keep out dust.David Hu and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta measured the eyelash lengths of 22 species of mammals and found
4 Mar
A vast diversity of specialized crocodilian species dominated the mega-wetlands of South America before the Amazon River flowed, a remarkable fossil find has revealed.Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi at the University of Montpellier in France and his colleagues found two bone beds in Peru containing seven species
4 Mar
Immune systems use a previously unrecognized DNA detector to identify invading bacteria.White blood cells called neutrophils recognize bacterial DNA, triggering a response that eventually kills the invaders. Zusen Fan and his colleagues at the Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Biophysics in Beijing found
4 Mar
Female ducks recognize their kin and allow them to add eggs to their nests, but fight such attempts by non-relatives.Many birds try to trick others of the same species into incubating their eggs to avoid the associated energy costs. Malte Andersson at the University
4 Mar
Starving bacteria can hook onto other bacterial species to share their nutrients.Marie-Thérèse Giudici-Orticoni of Aix-Marseille University, France, and her colleagues cultured Clostridium acetobutylicum, which uses glucose to grow, and Desulfovibrio vulgaris, which uses lactate and sulfate, in a medium containing only glucose.
4 Mar
Monkeys use a distinct set of neurons to predict whether a fellow primate is likely to cooperate for a common good.Keren Haroush and Ziv Williams at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, inserted electrodes into the brains of four rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta
4 Mar
Dopamine neurons derived from stem cells and inserted into a monkey's brain reduce Parkinson's-like symptoms over two years.Ole Isacson at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and his colleagues created dopamine-producing midbrain neurons using induced pluripotent stem cells derived from the skin of cynomolgus
4 Mar
Plants can be engineered to contain molecules that disrupt insect genes, fending off a superpest that is resistant to all major insecticides.Ralph Bock of the Max Planck Institute for Plant Physiology in Potsdam, Germany, and his colleagues engineered tobacco and potato plants so that
4 Mar
Early humans would have had several rainy opportunities to move out of Africa and into the normally arid and challenging Arabian peninsula (pictured).Ash Parton of the University of Oxford, UK, and his colleagues discovered layers of sediments laid down by ancient rivers
26 Feb
Test for reliability of results ‘too easy to pass’, say editors.
The week in science: China’s panda survey concerns experts; Russia finally agrees with US on the International Space Station’s timeline; and science world pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy.
3 Mar
Health-care workers struggle to help people who have been traumatized by the epidemic.
3 Mar
Nimble bots to go head-to-head for $2-million DARPA prize.
27 Feb
IPCC prepares for new leadership and plans another assessment of climate science.
3 Mar
Indonesia's population most at risk from eruptions.
26 Feb
Pharmaceutical company rescues landmark prostate-cancer treatment, Provenge.
27 Feb
In drought-ridden US, water managers consider using a coating one molecule thick to reduce evaporation from reservoirs.
4 Mar
Women are under-represented in physical sciences and in science in the developing world. Meet three who beat both sets of odds.
4 Mar
One of the most devastating consequences of the Ebola outbreak will be its impact on maternal health.
4 Mar
Private finance can drive the energy transformation needed to meet global emissions goals — if backed by the right policies, says Nathan Fabian.
4 Mar
Roger D. Launius savours a masterful account, by a veteran of interplanetary space science, of the Voyager probes' mission to the giant planets.
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