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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.
24 Mar
Critics of the European Human Brain Project were justified, says an independent report on the project. Both its governance and its scientific direction need to be adjusted.
25 Mar
The UK research assessment should inspire everybody to reward excellent societal impacts.
25 Mar
The next few years will see NASA missions probe the innermost secrets of gas giants.
24 Mar
The common fear is that intelligent machines will turn against humans. But who will save the robots from each other, and from us, asks Hutan Ashrafian.
25 Mar
Mudskipper fish (Periophthalmus barbarus; pictured) use water bubbles as a 'tongue' to feed on land. The finding hints at how other animals might have evolved tongues as they made the transition from aquatic to terrestrial life.Krijn Michel at the University of Antwerp
25 Mar
Stem cells may be useful for treating type 2 diabetes, according to a study in mice.Insulin-producing cells derived from human embryonic stem cells reduce blood sugar levels in mice with type 1 diabetes, but it was unclear whether the approach would work for type
25 Mar
Cancerous white blood cells from people with a form of leukaemia have been reprogrammed into immune cells that do not cause the disease in animals.Immature immune cells called B cells cannot develop fully in people with precursor B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (B-ALL). Ravindra Majeti
25 Mar
A technique could pave the way for imaging electron behaviour as chemical reactions happen.Many reactions are governed by the behaviour of electrons in excited orbital states, but these states are difficult to capture because they last only a few picoseconds (10−12 seconds).
25 Mar
An asteroid-sized rock orbiting between Saturn and Uranus may have a system of rings.Amanda Bosh of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and her team observed the minor planet 2060 Chiron passing in front of a star, using NASA's Infrared Telescope Facility on
25 Mar
Researchers have sped up one approach to three-dimensional (3D) printing so that objects are produced in minutes instead of hours.One method of 3D printing involves shining ultraviolet rays up into a bath of liquid resin. The light solidifies the resin and the partial product
25 Mar
Drug-resistant bacteria may hide out in homes for many years before causing disease.In the 1990s, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) moved out of hospitals in North America and started circulating in the community, causing skin and other infections. A team led by Michael David
25 Mar
Invasive pythons have been blamed for the decline of many mammals in a protected area in Florida. Now, Robert McCleery of the University of Florida in Gainesville and his team have found evidence for that claim.Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) invaded Florida's
25 Mar
Warming and cooling trends in the equatorial Pacific Ocean affect the frequency of tornadoes (pictured) in parts of the United States.John Allen of Columbia University in New York and his colleagues focused on environmental indices (such as wind shear) that are linked
20 Mar
Panel discussion about the shortcomings of science sparks chatter about possible remedies.
25 Mar
The week in science: Pitcairn islands to gain massive marine reserve; US sets rules on fracking; and the head of Japan’s RIKEN Institute quits.
25 Mar
Nature watches a porcine autopsy that will help create a powerful animal model of diabetes.
24 Mar
Ten-year US-led project seeks to plug gaps in global-warming simulations.
23 Mar
Encrypted analysis of data in the cloud would allow secure access to sensitive information.
17 Mar
Early data from Dawn spacecraft bring scientists closer to clearing up mystery about dwarf planet.
25 Mar
US funding agencies are turning to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur to focus fledgling biomedical companies on success — even when that means making a scientific course correction.
25 Mar
Support resilience and promote carbon storage, say Silvano Fares and colleagues.
12 Mar
Heritable human genetic modifications pose serious risks, and the therapeutic benefits are tenuous, warn Edward Lanphier, Fyodor Urnov and colleagues.
25 Mar
Henry Nicholls savours the posthumous autobiography of the pioneering conservationist Alison Jolly.
25 Mar
Daniel Cressey reviews five of the week's best science picks.
25 Mar
Privacy issues around data protection often inspire over-engineered responses from scientists and technologists. Yet constraints on the use of personal data mean that privacy is less about what is done with information than what is not done with it. Technology such as new algorithms may
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