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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.
27 Aug
Government science advisers are unlikely to be specialists on the subject of a crisis, but they are key to bringing together relevant experts and disseminating the information clearly and accurately.
27 Aug
Climate models must consider how humans are responding to a warming world.
26 Aug
Monitoring the outcomes of incentivized e-cigarette use, not endless research, will be the key to sensible regulation, says Daniel Sarewitz.
27 Aug
Coral larvae actively avoid the smell of degraded marine ecosystems — potentially impeding efforts to rebuild damaged reefs.Mark Hay at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and his team studied coral reefs near Fiji (pictured). They focused on the behaviour of coral larvae
27 Aug
Baker's yeast can be made to produce morphine, codeine and other pain medicines at high levels.Opioid production is subject to the vagaries of the opium poppy supply chain, so Christina Smolke and her colleagues at Stanford University in California wanted to find alternative ways
27 Aug
Meteorites recovered in California have yielded details about their collision-filled journey from the Solar System's asteroid belt.The fragments (pictured) originated from a meteoroid whose fiery descent lit up the night sky over San Francisco in 2012. Peter Jenniskens of NASA's Ames Research
27 Aug
Inhaling bacteria increases the production of mucus and liquid that trap and kill microbes in the airways.A team led by Juan Ianowski at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, developed an imaging technique to visualize the depth of the protective layer that lines
27 Aug
Mice that have had a stroke regain motor function after specific brain neurons are stimulated by light.Using a technique called optogenetics, Michelle Cheng, Gary Steinberg and their colleagues at Stanford University in California studied mice that were genetically engineered to express a light-sensitive protein
27 Aug
The world is home to 117 million lakes, according to a satellite-based survey.Lakes are important to the planet's carbon cycle, but researchers have struggled to estimate the number that exist, in part because small lakes have been difficult to count. A team led by
27 Aug
The poliovirus strain that caused an outbreak in the Republic of the Congo in 2010 is able to resist the immune responses generated by a commonly used vaccine. The finding could explain why the outbreak, which killed nearly half of the 445 people infected, was
27 Aug
Viruses that infect and kill algae could influence the ocean carbon cycle.Ilan Koren and Assaf Vardi at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel, and their colleagues used satellite imagery to measure the atmospheric carbon absorbed by a roughly 1,000-square-kilometre algal bloom during
27 Aug
Thirsty plants can extract water from the crystalline structure of gypsum, a rock-forming mineral found in soil on Earth and Mars.Some plants grow on gypsum outcrops and remain active even during dry summer months, despite having shallow roots that cannot reach the water table.
27 Aug
Nature's roundup of the papers and issues gaining traction on social media.A report detailing the supposedly meagre costs of scientific misconduct has set off an online discussion about the real toll of shoddy science. Academics are also talking about a study on a
27 Aug
The week in science: Botched launch for Europe’s GPS satellites; Iran’s science minister dismissed; and marmosets judged best model for MERS virus.
26 Aug
Greater international assistance is needed to quell the epidemic, say health officials.
26 Aug
Desire to observe whales and dolphins up close is affecting animals’ behaviour.
27 Aug
Race is on to record mountain biodiversity before it is lost.
27 Aug
Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.
27 Aug
We can no longer ignore feedbacks between global warming and how people respond, say Paul I. Palmer and Matthew J. Smith.
27 Aug
Mario Livio welcomes a lucid description of attempts to evaluate how special humans are.
27 Aug
Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.
27 Aug
Paul L. McEuen relishes Margaret Atwood's acerbic tales of sex, hallucinations and death by stromatolite.
27 Aug
We disagree with aspects of Tao Tao and Kunlun Xin's plan for sustainably producing China's drinking water (Nature511, 527–528; 201410.1038/511527a).In our view, the country should continue to improve its mains-water infrastructure: upgraded pipework is essential to
27 Aug
Vanishing profit margins in dairy farming are intensifying pressure on the ubiquitous, genetically elite, high-yielding Holstein milk cow. A radical change in strategy is needed — less-intensive agriculture and a reduction in consumer wastage (see go.nature.com/bwichl) could more than compensate for lost production.The
27 Aug
Paul Barrett and Martin Munt contend that private collections of fossil specimens hold back science because they are not readily accessible (Nature512, 28; 201410.1038/512028a), but this need not be the case. The solution lies in closer collaboration between private
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