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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.
22 Jul
The repeal of Australia’s carbon-pricing scheme — the first time a nation has reversed action on climate change — sets a worrying example for other countries mulling steps to reduce emissions.
23 Jul
Soaring construction costs for ITER are jeopardizing alternative fusion projects.
23 Jul
Exploring how species adapt to climate change requires long-term studies, not snapshots.
23 Jul
Its scientists have much to offer the world, but are being held back by scattered administration and changing policies, argues Pablo Astudillo Besnier.
23 Jul
Gullies on Mars were probably not created by liquid water but by the seasonal freezing and thawing of carbon dioxide, according to an analysis of high-resolution images.Many scientists have argued that flowing water — a prerequisite for life — carved the gullies (pictured) that
23 Jul
Cheese rinds could help to reveal how microbial communities form and species interact.Microbial communities affect ecosystems and human health, but are difficult to study in the lab. To find microbial systems that can be easily manipulated, Rachel Dutton and her colleagues at Harvard University
23 Jul
Rising greenhouse-gas levels have been making summers in the Northern Hemisphere hotter, even though global warming has been slowing in recent years.Youichi Kamae of the National Institute for Environmental Studies in Tsukuba, Japan, and his colleagues compared the results of climate models that include
23 Jul
Researchers have discovered the first fossil evidence of a type of search behaviour displayed by some modern animals when looking for food.Animals that hunt sparse prey over large areas often move in patterns known as Lévy walks — characterized by numerous small steps interspersed
23 Jul
Researchers have used advanced gene-editing techniques to generate disease-resistant wheat.Genetically altering Triticum aestivum wheat is difficult to do, in part because the plant has six sets of chromosomes instead of the two sets found in humans. So Caixia Gao and Jin-Long Qiu of
23 Jul
A dead pigeon specimen that has lain for years in a UK museum has been confirmed by DNA analysis as a new species — and as a relative of the dodo.Tim Heupink of Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia, and his colleagues extracted and sequenced
23 Jul
A microbe that can lead to the formation of stomach ulcers and cancer quickly finds its way to tiny injuries in the stomach lining and colonizes them, slowing healing.Marshall Montrose at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio and his colleagues exposed mice with stomach
23 Jul
A telescope has detected a mysterious millisecond burst of radio waves that seems to be coming from outside the Milky Way.Laura Spitler at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn, Germany, and her colleagues found the burst using the Arecibo radio telescope
23 Jul
Elephant-like animals called gomphotheres (Cuvieronius sp.), thought to have gone extinct long before humans arrived in the Americas, might have stuck around long enough to be hunted by prehistoric people.At a site called El Fin del Mundo in Sonora, Mexico, a team
23 Jul
Nature's roundup of the papers and issues gaining traction on social media.News that a rarified group of scientists has claimed the lion's share of publications has set off a social-media discussion about the fairness of the system. Researchers also took to Twitter to
23 Jul
The week in science: Spacecraft chases duck-shaped comet; Darwin’s library online; and a new journal for workplace fatigue.
22 Jul
AIDS conference tries to draw inspiration from lost scientists.
22 Jul
Climate experts decry demise of emissions-control system.
22 Jul
Flood of genetic locations linked to schizophrenia helps spark financial boost to research field.
22 Jul
Proposals for two accelerators could see country become collider capital of the world.
23 Jul
Scientists seek fresh approaches to deciphering red planet’s history.
23 Jul
Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.
23 Jul
When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.
23 Jul
By 2050, the number of people over the age of 80 will triple globally. These demographics could come at great cost to individuals and economies. Two groups describe how research in animals and humans should be refocused to find ways to delay the onset of frailty.
23 Jul
Kevin Padian considers two books on tree diagrams and what they can represent.
23 Jul
When Nature's former news editor Gaia Vince set off on a two-year, six-continent trek, her aim was inspired: to explore empirically, amid biodiversity collapse and global climate change, how the planet and its ingenious humans are faring. Digging beneath the scree of statistics, received
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