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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 Nov
The US–China emissions agreement raises hopes for international cooperation on a climate accord. But it does not go far enough. 
26 Nov
A slowdown in new cases offers a chance for control efforts to get ahead of the epidemic.
26 Nov
A crowdfunded lunar mission might seem like a long shot — but there is no harm in trying.
25 Nov
As numbers of published articles rise, the scholarly review system must adapt to avoid unmanageable burdens and slipping standards, says Martijn Arns.
26 Nov
Tianjin (pictured), a Chinese city of 11 million people not far from Beijing, lies atop a seismic fault that could be overdue for a large earthquake.An Yin of the University of California in Los Angeles and his colleagues analysed modern and historical records of
26 Nov
Researchers have created a light-emitting diode (LED) by three-dimensional (3D) printing of five different materials — expanding the number and type of material that can be printed in this way.This technique involves depositing materials layer by layer until a 3D object is formed. Michael
26 Nov
Ageing termite queens produce new queens asexually by laying eggs without any openings that normally allow sperm to pass through.In termite colonies, queens can reproduce both asexually to generate new queens and sexually to produce other colony members. Toshihisa Yashiro and Kenji Matsuura at
26 Nov
A robotic system that can carry out and analyse 1,536 chemical reactions in less than a day could help to accelerate drug discovery.Tim Cernak and Spencer Dreher at pharmaceutical company Merck in Massachusetts and New Jersey and their colleagues used the system to couple
26 Nov
Parasitic worms release tiny sacs filled with small RNAs that disable immune responses in infected mice.The membrane-bound sacs, or exosomes, sprout from cells and contain proteins and nucleic acids. Amy Buck at the University of Edinburgh, UK, and her team found that the nematode
26 Nov
Changes in Earth's mantle and crust allowed Greenland to accumulate its massive ice sheet over the past few million years.Bernhard Steinberger of the German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam and his colleagues used various models to reconstruct past plate-tectonic activity. They found that
26 Nov
The surface pattern on a Blu-ray disc can be used to boost solar-cell performance.Light is absorbed and scattered in unusual ways by nanometre-scale patterns found on iridescent surfaces, such as insect wings, because the patterns are neither completely periodic nor random. They also allow
26 Nov
Disrupting electrical activity in a brain region not directly affected by epilepsy could be a way to control treatment-resistant forms of the disorder.Esther Krook-Magnuson and her colleagues at the University of California, Irvine, mimicked epilepsy in mice by injecting a chemical into the hippocampus,
26 Nov
Seals can home in on acoustic tags routinely attached to fish by marine scientists.These small, sound-emitting devices are often used to track fish populations. Vincent Janik at the University of St Andrews, UK, and his colleagues allowed 10 captive grey seals (Halichoerus grypus
26 Nov
Search engines have revolutionized how scientists find papers — especially articles that have been around for a while. A team of researchers at Google has documented a surge in the citation rate for older papers. The study found that 36% of citations in 2013
26 Nov
The week in science: Money woes for wave-power firm, ITER gets new leader and Turkish astrophysicist heads to jail.
26 Nov
But challenges remain for United Nations meeting in run-up to a new 2015 emissions treaty.
26 Nov
Problems with data management challenge US effort to monitor seas in real time.
26 Nov
Robotic limb advances are attracting serious attention from the FDA.
25 Nov
US agencies propose expanded reporting of drug-test data.
26 Nov
The Public Library of Science’s open-data mandate has prompted scientists to share more data online, but not everyone is complying with the regulations.
25 Nov
Local government’s closure of gift shop could doom Charles Darwin Foundation.
26 Nov
When a handful of authors were caught reviewing their own papers, it exposed weaknesses in modern publishing systems. Editors are trying to plug the holes.
25 Nov
NASA has 35 kilograms of plutonium-238 to power its deep-space missions — but that will not get it very far.
26 Nov
Build precision microscopes to map atoms, say Stephen J. Pennycook and Sergei V. Kalinin.
26 Nov
Ann Finkbeiner examines two books on the cold war's ethical and material legacies.
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