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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.
1 Sep
The US Precision Medicine Initiative needs to tread carefully when revealing health and genetic data to participants.
2 Sep
Drought highlights the state’s lack of an ecological strategy.
2 Sep
Governments maintaining their antipathy for transgenic crops are sensibly balancing public consent with scientific evidence, says Colin Macilwain.
2 Sep
The negative ecological impact of trawling for fish at depths of more than 600 metres outweighs the commercial benefits.Deep-sea fish are particularly vulnerable to overfishing because populations grow slowly. This has led to calls for a maximum depth for trawling, but it has not
2 Sep
A semiconductor device can amplify the tiny signal from incoming photons using much less power and creating much less noise than current methods.Previously, converting a signal from photons into a usable electrical signal required the use of two devices running at relatively high voltages
2 Sep
Domesticated pigs (pictured) routinely interbred with wild boars — contrary to common assumptions that humans kept their animals isolated.Humans domesticated pigs from wild boars independently in Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) and East Asia around 9,000 years ago. To learn about pig-population histories, a
2 Sep
Seaweed often inhibits the growth of corals, but it can help them when they are faced with a coral-eating starfish.Seaweed can suppress coral growth by shading it from sunlight and by releasing toxic chemicals. Cody Clements and Mark Hay at the Georgia Institute of
2 Sep
Mouse stem cells switch on a neural developmental program when the activity of a specific gene lasts for a certain length of time.Cells are flooded with many signals from gene expression. To find out how cells pick out the important ones from the background
2 Sep
Three major coastal cities on different continents could get walloped by tropical cyclones during the next century because of climate change.Ning Lin of Princeton University in New Jersey and Kerry Emanuel of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge ran statistical models of how
2 Sep
Invasive toads in Australia could be turned against each other to control the population.Richard Shine at the University of Sydney in Australia and his colleagues grew cane toad (Rhinella marina) tadpoles and embryos together in containers in the laboratory, and separated them
2 Sep
A variation in a genetic region associated with obesity causes fat to be stored rather than burned.Melina Claussnitzer at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Manolis Kellis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and their colleagues studied fat cells
2 Sep
Endangered chimpanzees could be adapting to landscapes that have been broken up by human activity.Eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) were thought to exist in low numbers in an area of Uganda where forest has been fragmented by farms and villages (pictured
27 Aug
Scientists with ‘super ties’ gain citation-rate reward.
2 Sep
Oliver Sacks dies; rare nautilus spotted after 30 years; and mystery of Knut’s death is solved.
1 Sep
Discrepancy arises between New Horizons and Earth-based measurements.
27 Aug
Experiment plugs loopholes in previous demonstrations of 'action at a distance', against Einstein's objections — and could make data encryption safer.
26 Aug
Swedish synchrotron promises to open up new avenues for researchers.
1 Sep
US Precision Medicine Initiative must decide how much data to release to participants.
2 Sep
Inspired by biology, chemists have created a cornucopia of molecular parts that act as switches, motors and ratchets. Now it is time to do something useful with them.
1 Sep
Electronic gadgets on — and in — our bodies are multiplying fast, but transmitting all their data safely will be a challenge.
1 Sep
Tie funding to verified good institutional practice, and robust science will shoot up the agenda, say C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan and Ulrich Dirnagl.
2 Sep
Make wind and solar power even cheaper by opening up access to the electricity grid and ending fossil-fuel subsidies, urge Gernot Wagner and colleagues.
2 Sep
Richard Holmes re-examines the legacy of Ada Lovelace, mathematician and computer pioneer.
2 Sep
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.
2 Sep
We suggest that Earth observation should be used to monitor ecosystem services in the run-up to implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs; see also A. K.Skidmoreet al. Nature523, 403–405;10.1038/523403a2015).A reliable
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