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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.
16 Dec
Scientists must push to preserve a small part of a large US survey that provides essential information on the ever-changing scientific workforce.
17 Dec
Pressures in all stages of the news-making process can lead to hype in science reporting.
16 Dec
Climate negotiations in Lima stumbled on transparency, but there is time to adjust.
17 Dec
The misuse of wolf research by Swedish politicians should be a warning to all biodiversity scientists, says Guillaume Chapron.
17 Dec
A coral-reef fish can match its scent to the odour of the surrounding reef, masking itself from predators.Harlequin filefish (Oxymonacanthus longirostris; pictured) live around reefs in the Pacific and Indian oceans and feed on particular species of coral. A team led by
17 Dec
Geoscientists have found possible evidence of two typhoons that, according to Japanese legend, wiped out invading Mongol fleets in the years 1274 and 1281.Jon Woodruff of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his colleagues collected a 2,000-year-old sediment record from a coastal lake on
17 Dec
Hail storms can cause billions of dollars' worth of damage, but until now scientists have known little about the precise mass and shape of hail. A study has found that hailstones that are not perfectly spherical can sometimes travel faster and hit objects with greater
17 Dec
A study of primate and bacterial proteins involved in capturing iron from the blood has revealed an evolutionary arms race in the battle over this important nutrient.Matthew Barber and Nels Elde at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City focused on transferrin, a
17 Dec
One of the major Maya cities thrived in a tropical forest by using sophisticated agricultural, forestry and water-management techniques.David Lentz at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and his colleagues surveyed modern forests at the site of Tikal in Guatemala, which was a bustling
17 Dec
Physicists have used lasers to increase the amount of energy that electrons gain per metre by more than two orders of magnitude compared with traditional accelerators.Conventional colliders can accelerate particles to much greater energies, but over many kilometres. Wim Leemans at Lawrence Berkeley National
17 Dec
Ibuprofen can be produced in minutes by mixing reagents as they flow through a series of connecting tubes.Synthesizing a substance in a continuous-flow process offers more control over reactions and allows less solvent to be used than batch production in flasks. But solid by-products
17 Dec
An insecticide banned in some areas for its effect on bees not only fails to kill certain pests, but also harms the predators that feed on them.Neonicotinoid insecticides are used on many crops, including soya-bean plants, on which pest slugs (Deroceras reticulatum)
17 Dec
Using a modest-sized ground-based telescope, astronomers have spotted a planet twice the size of Earth passing in front of its host star.Researchers typically study planets outside the Solar System using space telescopes or much larger telescopes on Earth, but studies with space telescopes are
12 Dec
Scientists, press officers and journalists online are pointing fingers in light of a paper that traces the origins of exaggerated claims in health news.
17 Dec
The week in science: Activists harm Nazca lines; Large Hadron Collider heads towards reboot; and Russia promises nuclear reactors for India.
A front-line report from Sierra Leone examines efforts to change hearts and minds in West Africa’s villages.
11 Dec
Birds get fresh perches in revamped tree of life built by vast collaboration.
16 Dec
Are geopolitical tensions destroying important links with the West, or can Russian research go it alone?
Comets, stem cells and cosmic dust are among the year's top stories.
17 Dec
Eruptions, comets and a see-through mouse all captured the imagination in 2014.
Ten people who mattered this year.
16 Dec
Attempts to exempt speculative theories of the Universe from experimental verification undermine science, argue George Ellis and Joe Silk.
17 Dec
Scaling up the recruitment of individuals who have recovered from infection deserves urgent consideration, argue Joshua M. Epstein, Lauren M. Sauer and colleagues.
17 Dec
Aaron Hirsh celebrates the 75th anniversary of the marine-biology classic by Ed Ricketts, the bohemian scientist who inspired John Steinbeck.
17 Dec
The landing of the Philae probe on comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko last month has led to speculation that comets might have delivered the building-block elements of life to Earth — an idea anticipated by the French astronomer Camille Flammarion more than a century ago in his 1880
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