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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.
23 Sep
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has starkly exposed major gaps in plans to tackle emerging infectious diseases. Lessons must be learned.
24 Sep
German research organizations need to help their workers to defend animal research.
24 Sep
As the Scottish referendum showed, scientists’ views can influence political debate.
24 Sep
Scientists must ensure that the ambitious plan of Turkey’s president does not move forward without a thorough impact assessment, says Derin Orhon.
24 Sep
One of Earth's rarest fish, the Devil's Hole pupfish, is often cited as an unusual example of a small but long-lasting population of animals. But these fish may not have been isolated for as long as once thought.Less than 100 adult pupfish (Cyprinodon
24 Sep
A group of small molecules can spur the growth of stem cells from umbilical cord blood. These could one day be used as transplants to treat, for example, certain blood cancers.Guy Sauvageau at the University of Montreal in Canada and his colleagues screened a
24 Sep
Insect traps near busy ports could provide crucial early warnings of the arrival of invasive tree-boring beetles.These pests can damage forests and can travel around the world hidden in wood. So Davide Rassati and his colleagues at the University of Padua in Legnaro, Italy,
24 Sep
The proteins that make up the influenza viral particle differ depending on which species the virus was generated in.The composition of a virus is important for its ability to infect and spread. Edward Hutchinson, Ervin Fodor and their colleagues at the University of Oxford,
24 Sep
A drug that activates the immune system against a type of skin cancer does so by promoting new immune responses to cancer, rather than amplifying pre-existing ones.The melanoma drug ipilimumab boosts the activity of immune-system cells called T cells, which recognize a variety of
24 Sep
Physicists have made two beams of light interact at the level of individual photons.Getting photons to interact is important for all-optical computation and for producing new quantum states of light. Kristin Beck at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and her colleagues crossed
24 Sep
The painkiller tramadol is not made naturally by plants despite last year's surprising finding that the drug was present in the roots of a Cameroonian plant (Nauclea latifolia).Michael Spiteller from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany and his team analysed plant,
24 Sep
A genetic mutation is associated with a change in a person's risk of heart disease from high to low — one of the first rare gene variants found, by sequencing large numbers of people, that has a sizable impact on disease risk.Nicole Soranzo of
24 Sep
A flexible material can display patterns much in the same way that cuttlefish, octopuses and squid (pictured) form colourful spots in their skin.To quickly change their appearance and camouflage themselves, such cephalopods use their muscles to stretch and relax small sacs of
24 Sep
Jumbled charts and misleading graphs — illustrations in a paper can go wrong in many ways. Now, a treatise that attempts to rescue science from bad figures has been getting rave reviews on social media (N. P. Rougier et al. PLoS Comput. Biol.10,
24 Sep
The week in science: NASA mission reaches Mars, Arctic sea-ice hits annual minimum, and extreme drought fuels California fires.
24 Sep
Activist Marina Silva is gaining ground in presidential polls.
23 Sep
Teamwork at centre of Chinese Academy of Sciences reform.
23 Sep
US and UN mobilizations are welcome but overdue.
24 Sep
Easy-to-make perovskite films rival silicon for efficiency.
23 Sep
Strategy lauded, but some fear it is lax on agricultural use.
23 Sep
FDA will continue to monitor safety from health records.
24 Sep
A hospital in Sierra Leone has struggled to continue its research amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
24 Sep
The United States has plenty of strong winds offshore, but it has struggled to harness them for energy.
24 Sep
Naivety about promiscuous, assay-duping molecules is polluting the literature and wasting resources, warn Jonathan Baell and Michael A. Walters.
24 Sep
Michael Brooke reappraises Julian Huxley's pioneering classic of animal behaviour on its centenary.
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