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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.
21 Jan
A vital dependence of genetically modified organisms on an artificial nutrient could be a means of preventing their escape into the environment.
20 Jan
A concerted focus on soils will benefit society in untold ways and should be embraced.
21 Jan
The discovery of Beagle 2 on Mars should spur the search for other items lost to science.
20 Jan
Leaders and risk strategists must collaborate effectively on decisions of global importance, says Erwann Michel-Kerjan.
21 Jan
Sea turtles use geomagnetic signatures to return to nesting sites near where they were born.These animals navigate across oceans using Earth's magnetic field, but it has been unclear how they find the same coastal nesting sites as their mothers. Roger Brothers and Kenneth Lohmann
21 Jan
Human muscle that contracts has been grown in the lab.Existing models of human skeletal muscle are two-dimensional and do not mimic the structure or behaviour of natural tissue well. Nenad Bursac at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and his colleagues took samples of
21 Jan
Earth's nitrogen may have originated in the icy reaches of the primordial Solar System.A team led by Dennis Harries of the University of Jena in Germany discovered and analysed a chromium nitride mineral inside two meteorites (pictured). The researchers say that the
21 Jan
Stem cells that give rise to bone and cartilage in mice after birth have been found by two teams.A group led by Siddhartha Mukherjee and Timothy Wang at Columbia University in New York found that cells at the ends of mouse bones can produce
21 Jan
Small trees are often removed from conifer forests in dry areas to reduce the risk of wildfires, but a US study has revealed that insect outbreaks pose a greater threat to such forests than fire does.William Baker and Mark Williams at the University of
21 Jan
Nerve injury in very young animals does not result in pain as it does later in life, probably because of an anti-inflammatory response in the spinal cord.Maria Fitzgerald of University College London and her colleagues damaged hind-limb nerves in rat and mouse pups. They
21 Jan
Antarctica's vast ice sheets may be more vulnerable to warming than was thought.Using a three-dimensional computer model, David Pollard of Pennsylvania State University in University Park and his colleagues identified two new ways in which ice sheets can collapse. Meltwater and rainfall can drain
21 Jan
Key historical events such as the First World War drove the global spread of a strain of tuberculosis-causing bacteria that is prone to becoming resistant to drugs.Thierry Wirth of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris and his colleagues collected 4,987 samples of
21 Jan
Deforestation due to gold mining is increasing in South America, particularly around biodiversity hotspots.Gold mining has become more feasible in remote tropical forests owing to the drastic rise in demand and price for the metal over the past decade. To study its impact, Nora
15 Jan
A whimsical blog post about using quality-of-life measures to rank research institutions earns praise online.
21 Jan
The week in science: Ebola progress, the hottest year, and a Beagle comes home.
20 Jan
Erratic human behaviour and incomplete information plague efforts to model risk.
20 Jan
Studies raise prospect of intervention in the radicalization process.
21 Jan
Thought to make up the Universe’s missing matter, WIMPs are running out of places to hide.
21 Jan
Engineered bacteria kept in check with a designer diet.
20 Jan
Meteorologists investigate airborne jets that bring both floods and drought relief.
21 Jan
By splicing animals together, scientists have shown that young blood rejuvenates old tissues. Now, they are testing whether it works for humans.
21 Jan
By firing lasers into the sky, Claire Max has transformed the capabilities of current — and future — telescopes.
21 Jan
Implementation and accountability will remain challenging, especially at the local level, warn Bo Zhang and Cong Cao.
21 Jan
Steven Aftergood appraises a study on the hidden impacts of personal data collection.
21 Jan
Monya Baker reviews a documentary film profiling two scientists bent on longevity.
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