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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.
15 Oct
The accelerating pace of change in today’s world means that universities must modify how they fulfil their function of seeking and sharing knowledge.
14 Oct
What lessons can be learned from the presentation of the gravitational-waves story?
15 Oct
Welcome efforts are being made to recognize academics who give up their time to peer review.
15 Oct
Scientists can help to develop a financial safety net by providing transparent market data and loss-impact analysis, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.
15 Oct
Some glaciers in central Asia could be weathering climate change better than those in neighbouring mountain ranges because of different seasonal weather patterns.Geoscientists have puzzled over why the glaciers of the Karakoram region (pictured) have not receded as much as others nearby. A team
15 Oct
Large-scale investments in wind, solar and hydropower could double the electricity generated globally from these sources by 2050 — with only modest environmental costs.Thomas Gibon of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and his colleagues compared the environmental impacts of low-carbon
15 Oct
Zebra finches seem to actively camouflage their nests when building them.Many birds' nests appear camouflaged, but this could be a serendipitous result of their use of local materials. Ida Bailey at the University of St Andrews, UK, and her team let 20 male zebra
15 Oct
A coating for medical implants such as artificial heart valves could prevent blood-clot formation — a common problem in which blood cells and proteins stick to the surfaces of such devices.To make the surfaces less sticky, Donald Ingber of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts,
15 Oct
The molecule that has been implicated in Alzheimer's disease causes many hallmarks of the disorder in monkey brains, suggesting the potential for a primate model of the disease.Amyloid-β forms plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. Fernanda De Felice at the Federal University
15 Oct
Gene therapy has cured children who have severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), without so far causing cancer as previous treatment forms did.David Williams at Boston Children's Hospital in Massachusetts, Alain Fischer of the Necker Hospital for Sick Children in Paris and their co-workers made a
15 Oct
The number of large cities prone to insufficient water supplies could increase over the next 25 years — even without accounting for climate change.Julie Padowski and Steven Gorelick at Stanford University in California used projected urban population growth and increasing agricultural demands to assess
15 Oct
Sticky molecules found in aquatic ecosystems could help to transmit land-based pathogens to marine animals.Karen Shapiro at the University of California, Davis, and her colleagues added varying levels of a gelatinous compound, alginic acid, to seawater samples containing the parasite Toxoplasma gondii, which
15 Oct
Two groups have developed technologies for artificial arms that give people finer control over the limb than over conventional prostheses.Daniel Tan at the Louis Stokes Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and his colleagues implanted electrodes in the arm muscles of two people,
15 Oct
As this year's Nobel laureates were inundated with congratulations online, the few researchers who correctly guessed the winners also earned themselves a little kudos. For example, Kate Jeffery, a neuroscientist at University College London, correctly foretold on Twitter that her colleague John O'Keefe would win
15 Oct
The week in science: Disaster strikes Taiwanese research vessel, UK launches its first space-weather forecasting centre, and ancient Greek shipwreck yields fresh booty.
14 Oct
Researchers must now work out how to protect cell transplants from the immune systems of people with type 1 diabetes.
14 Oct
Researchers bring together troves of DNA sequences in the hope of teasing out links between traits and genetic variants.
15 Oct
Controlled fishing experiment raises controversy over cause of birds’ decline on Robben Island.
15 Oct
As the virus continues to rampage in West Africa, Nature’s graphic offers a guide to the figures that matter.
8 Oct
Three scientists used fluorescent molecules to defy the limits of conventional optical microscopes.
15 Oct
Universities must evolve if they are to survive. A special issue of Nature examines the many ways to build a modern campus.
15 Oct
Innovative ways of teaching, learning and doing research are helping universities around the globe to adapt to the modern world.
15 Oct
Arizona State University is trying to reinvent academia by tearing down walls between disciplines.
15 Oct
High-quality faculty, valued and rewarded, is the key to building a world-class research institution, says Jie Zhang.
Housing industry labs in academic settings benefits all parties, say Jana J. Watson-Capps and Thomas R. Cech.
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