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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.
29 Jul
After years of talk, the palm-oil industry is looking into adopting environmental standards. Such rules must be strong, and need to be implemented.
29 Jul
Government labs should be subject to the same transparent oversight as academic facilities.
29 Jul
The communication of risk in disease outbreaks is too often neglected; that must change.
28 Jul
Pope Francis has found a meeting place for those with extreme religious and environmentalist stances, says David M. Lodge.
29 Jul
Animals that have been squeezed to death by snakes probably die of circulatory arrest rather than of suffocation as was thought.Scott Boback at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and his team anaesthetized rats and implanted probes and catheters to measure their heart rate, blood
29 Jul
Qubits — quantum bits which store and process information in quantum computers — can be controlled individually in a 3D structure without disturbing nearby atoms.Neutral atoms show promise as qubits when they are cooled and trapped by light, but manipulating one atom without disturbing
29 Jul
Mouse embryonic stem cells can develop into 3D 'mini stomachs' in the lab.Researchers have previously used stem cells to make parts of the stomach, but not the whole organ. Taka-aki Noguchi, Akira Kurisaki at the University of Tsukuba in Japan and their team made
29 Jul
Mice treated with marijuana's active component, THC, along with other key molecules, can experience its pain-relieving benefits without the usual memory impairments.THC binds to the CB1 cannabinoid receptor in the brain, causing negative effects such as poor memory and anxiety. However, it also affects
29 Jul
Astronomers have spotted the glow from one of the most distant galaxies ever seen in the early Universe.Roberto Maiolino at the University of Cambridge, UK, and his colleagues used the high-resolution Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) telescope in Chile to observe three faint galaxies
29 Jul
Disrupting a signalling molecule in week-old mice prevents their neurons from altering connections with other neurons in adulthood.Cognitive problems can result from an inability to strengthen or weaken these connections, called synapses, in the brain in response to external triggers — a process known
29 Jul
Sticky films of microbes form as the result of competition, not cooperation, between bacterial strains.Scientists had thought that biofilms form cooperatively, with multiple strains of bacteria growing to protect one another. But when Kevin Foster of the University of Oxford, UK, and his colleagues
29 Jul
Origami patterns designed for thin pieces of paper can be extended to thicker materials as well.Previous attempts to fold 3D materials required adding layers of material or changing their geometry. To avoid this, Zhong You at the University of Oxford, UK, and his colleagues
29 Jul
Altering the flow of bile in the mouse gut achieves the same weight-loss benefits as gastric-bypass surgeries.In a gastric bypass, the stomach pouch is made smaller and connected to the middle of the small intestine. Naji Abumrad at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville,
24 Jul
A psychology researcher looks at media missteps in reporting work on music and the brain.
29 Jul
Warning about the dangers of AI weapons; Nigeria free of polio; and a hazy halo around Pluto.
22 Jul
After a string of failed trials, drugs that target protein build-up in the brain appear to slow disease progress.
28 Jul
Ship and planes will probe water–ice interface in fjords.
23 Jul
Potentially rocky world spotted by Kepler spacecraft offers glimpse at Earth's future.
29 Jul
From skin disorders to the immune system, sex with archaic species changed Homo sapiens.
28 Jul
Lawmakers face looming deadline to reach a deal — or risk government shutdown.
29 Jul
Canadian observatory aims to chart cosmic expansion rate between 10 billion and 8 billion years ago.
28 Jul
An easy method that promised to cut complications in surgery may not be so simple after all.
29 Jul
Biologists are building banks of 'organoids', and learning a lot about human development on the way.
28 Jul
Seventy years after the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear weapons, David Kaiser investigates the legacy of 'the physicists' war'.
29 Jul
The future of the bioeconomy requires global agreement on metrics and the creation of a dispute resolution centre, say Roeland Bosch, Mattheüs van de Pol and Jim Philp.
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