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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.
A swift and effective response to emerging infectious diseases demands that researchers have ready access to the latest data on the pathogens responsible. There is still a long way to go to ensure this.
10 Feb
Jimmy Carter’s efforts to eradicate Guinea worm should be applauded.
10 Feb
Governments must stop proposing solutions and invest in large-scale removal of carbon dioxide.
8 Feb
Universities and their senior staff must do more to deter, detect and punish all forms of inappropriate behaviour, says Joan Schmelz.
10 Feb
The commercial trade in honeybees has helped to spread a deadly bee virus around the globe over the past century.Deformed wing virus reduces the winter survival of European honeybees (Apis mellifera), and could be a factor in the large colony losses seen
10 Feb
Three different teams have identified genetic variants that are associated with being a morning person.Youna Hu, David Hinds and their team at 23andMe, a personal-genetics firm in Mountain View, California, analysed genome data from nearly 90,000 customers who stated in a survey whether they
10 Feb
Planting trees will not necessarily slow climate change.Kim Naudts at the Laboratory of Climate Science and Environment in Gif-sur-Yvette, France, and her colleagues paired a history of land-use in Europe with land and atmospheric models to study the effect of forests on the climate.
10 Feb
Many different types of brain cell can secrete high levels of the peptide amyloid-β, which forms the brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease.To detect molecules from single brain cells, Tracy Young-Pearse at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and her colleagues designed arrays of
10 Feb
A small molecule reverses the neuronal deterioration that is typically found in middle-aged animals.Compared with the neurons of young animals, nerve cells in middle-aged rats generally have fewer branches. Their connections, or synapses, also seem to be less able to strengthen with repeated activation
10 Feb
A wildebeest-like creature that lived in Africa 70,000 years ago had a trumpet-shaped nasal passage, similar in shape to those of some dinosaurs.Rusingoryx atopocranion was previously known from incomplete specimens, but a team led by Haley O'Brien at Ohio University in Athens and
10 Feb
Many languages share a universal semantic structure that is independent of their speakers' culture, environment or how closely the languages are related.Hyejin Youn and Tanmoy Bhattacharya at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico and their colleagues studied the words for 22 universal concepts
10 Feb
Researchers have made a battery that can both hold high energy and deliver high power.Batteries typically can hold a lot of energy but discharge it at low rates. To make a material capable of both high energy and high power, a team led by
10 Feb
Oysters that consume the small pieces of plastic littering the world's oceans produce fewer and less-robust offspring than their unexposed counterparts.Millions of tonnes of plastic end up in the oceans every year, and tiny 'microplastic' fragments — those smaller than 5 millimetres in diameter
5 Feb
The hashtag #scientistherdnames began with a blog post about the lack of group terms for scientists.
10 Feb
Nuclear-fusion reactor roars; drug-trial death investigated; and US budget boost for Zika research.
4 Feb
Blazes have encroached on ecosystems that date back more than 180 million years.
8 Feb
US science agencies threaten harsh penalties, but many have yet to take action.
9 Feb
ASTRO-H will carry a technology that two earlier, ill-fated space telescopes failed to put into action.
4 Feb
Amgen posts three studies at new online channel for discussing reproducibility.
3 Feb
But federal law prevents regulators from approving the technique.
9 Feb
Obtaining conclusive evidence either way could take years, say researchers.
9 Feb
The semiconductor industry will soon abandon its pursuit of Moore's law. Now things could get a lot more interesting.
10 Feb
Scientists are becoming increasingly frustrated by the time it takes to publish a paper. Something has to change, they say.
The viability and environmental risks of removing carbon dioxide from the air must be assessed if we are to achieve the Paris goals, writes Phil Williamson.
Investors who are standing idly by as emissions erode the value of their stock could find themselves in court, warn Howard Covington and colleagues.
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