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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 Apr
Concerns over AI are not simply fear-mongering. Progress in the field will affect society profoundly, and it is important to make sure that the changes benefit everyone.
27 Apr
The United Nations has chosen to keep the war on drugs going — but it can’t win.
27 Apr
The US vice-president’s cancer project is winning hearts and minds.
26 Apr
Female scientists face everyday, often-unintentional microaggression in the workplace, and it won't stop unless we talk about it, says Tricia Serio.
27 Apr
The sugary drops that form on the edges of wounds in a particular plant species have been identified as nectar, which attracts the enemies of leaf-eating pests.Plants usually heal wounds quickly, but injuries to the bittersweet nightshade (Solanum dulcamara) do not close
27 Apr
A worldwide switch to vegetarian diets could allow the planet's estimated 2050 population of 9.7 billion to feed themselves without cutting down any more forests.Karl-Heinz Erb and his colleagues at the University of Klagenfurt in Vienna created a model of the global agricultural system
27 Apr
Astronomers have found an elusive type of miniature galaxy.Dwarf galaxies formed out of dark matter in the early Universe, but only a small number have been detected. Yashar Hezaveh of Stanford University in California and his colleagues studied images taken by the high-resolution Atacama
27 Apr
Differences in brain activity between the left and right hemispheres may explain why people often sleep poorly in new environments.Yuka Sasaki at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and her colleagues imaged the brains of people sleeping in an unfamiliar setting, and measured slow-wave
27 Apr
More than 2.17 billion people around the world live in habitats suitable for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which is currently spreading in Central and South America.Women infected with Zika virus when pregnant are at increased risk of giving birth to infants with microcephaly, which
27 Apr
Roasted coffee beans that are ground when cold give smaller particles than those ground at room temperature, which could affect the drink's flavour.Christopher Hendon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and his colleagues ground coffee beans (grinding burr pictured) and measured
27 Apr
A key to healthy ageing could be genetic protection against cognitive decline.Eric Topol and Ali Torkamani of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, and their colleagues sequenced and analysed the genomes of more than 500 disease-free people over the age of
27 Apr
Researchers have discovered a hormone that modulates the rapid release of glucose and insulin into the bloodstream in between meals.Atul Chopra at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, and his colleagues found that levels of the protein hormone — which they called asprosin
27 Apr
Altered activity in two brain regions could explain why older animals struggle to adapt to changes in their environment.Previous research has shown that a circuit connecting the thalamus and striatum helps animals to adapt their previous learning to a change in conditions. Jesus Bertran-Gonzalez
27 Apr
Paris climate deal signed; NIH clinical trials suspended; and duplicated images found in thousands of biology papers.
27 Apr
Scientists race to determine origin of  Bangladesh outbreak, which they warn could spread farther afield.
26 Apr
Google, Facebook and other tech firms are changing how artificial-intelligence research is done.
27 Apr
Fears rise that US government and private funders are working at cross purposes.
22 Apr
Enthusiasm comes amid worries that the therapy may prove too complex to manufacture.
21 Apr
Third European Union flagship will be similar in size and ambition to graphene and human brain initiatives.
22 Apr
Drug company aims to pool genomic and medical data in hunt for rare genetic sequences associated with disease.
25 Apr
A year after a devastating earthquake triggered killer avalanches and rock falls in Nepal, scientists are wiring up mountainsides to forecast hazards.
27 Apr
The microbiologist spent years moving labs and relishing solitude. Then her work on gene-editing thrust her into the scientific spotlight.
26 Apr
Purifying mixtures without using heat would lower global energy use, emissions and pollution — and open up new routes to resources, say David S. Sholl and Ryan P. Lively.
27 Apr
Michael D. Gordin reviews a history of the Soviets' failed national computer network.
27 Apr
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.
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