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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.
16 Sep
There is growing evidence that embracing diversity — in all its senses — is key to doing good science. But there is still work to be done to ensure that inclusivity is the default, not the exception.
17 Sep
Finalizing the European Research Area is still a vibrant and relevant goal.
17 Sep
Bacterial enzyme supercharges photosynthesis, promising increased yields for crops.
17 Sep
Scientists must step up and secure meaningful objectives if they are to protect both people and planet, says Mark Stafford-Smith.
17 Sep
Birds that have the longest evolutionary history are also the most threatened by agriculture.Luke Frishkoff at Stanford University in California, Daniel Karp at the University of California, Berkeley, and their team studied 12 years of bird survey data, covering nearly 500 species from three
17 Sep
The region in Africa at risk of an outbreak of the Ebola virus is larger than previously thought.Simon Hay at the University of Oxford, UK, and his team mapped data from 23 Ebola outbreaks in humans, including the current one, and 51 reports of
17 Sep
Despite having a set of teeth shaped like a circular saw, an extinct shark probably devoured only soft-bodied prey.The spiral-shaped tooth arrangement (pictured) of Helicoprion davisii, an animal some 300 million years old, has puzzled palaeontologists for more than a century.
17 Sep
The collapse of Antarctica's giant Larsen B Ice Shelf in 2002 was probably caused by warming at the surface rather than by instability at the bottom of the ice sheet.Eugene Domack at the University of South Florida in St Petersburg and his colleagues mapped
17 Sep
Bacterial residents of the gut boost immune responses to vaccination in mice.Humans vaccinated against the influenza virus ramp up expression of a protein called TLR5, which is involved in detecting certain types of bacterium. To see how this protein and gut bacteria might affect
17 Sep
Researchers have decreased the uncertainty of their estimate of the mass of the Higgs boson, the particle thought to bestow mass to matter.The ATLAS collaboration, one of two teams that detected the Higgs at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland, reanalysed data and
17 Sep
Mosquitoes biting a malaria-carrying host coax the malaria parasite to come out of hiding, resulting in greater disease transmission.Sylvain Gandon at the National Centre of Scientific Research in Montpellier, France, and his colleagues infected canaries (Serinus canaria) with a malaria parasite that
17 Sep
A bacterium that lives in the human vagina produces an antibiotic, suggesting how the microbiome could be mined for possible drug candidates.Michael Fischbach at the University of California, San Francisco, and his colleagues trained a computer program to recognize genes that are known to
17 Sep
A recently discovered parasitic ant species steals food from colonies of another ant by disguising itself as the host.Scott Powell at George Washington University in Washington DC and his co-workers discovered the parasitic ant, Cephalotes specularis (pictured right), in the Brazilian
17 Sep
Amid a wave of recent retractions, researchers are taking to social media to discuss a perennial favourite: a three-year-old paper looking at the relationship between a journal's impact factor and its retraction frequency (F. C. Fang et al. Infect. Immun.79, 3855–3859; 2011
17 Sep
The week in science: Swiss scientists regain access to EU grants, Canadian archaeologists find long-lost ship, and Japanese regulators move to restart nuclear power.
16 Sep
Researchers elsewhere can’t wait to test iPS cells in humans.
16 Sep
Touchdown site for Rosetta probe chosen unanimously.
17 Sep
United Nations meeting aims to spark enthusiasm for a 2015 emissions pact.
17 Sep
Artificial sweetener seems to change gut microbiome.
17 Sep
Mangalyaan aims to be Asia’s first successful Martian mission.
16 Sep
Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize.
12 Sep
Destructive lionfish are invading coral reefs in the Americas, but fishing competitions can help to keep the problem species in check.
16 Sep
The sciences can be a sanctuary for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals, but biases may still discourage many from coming out.
16 Sep
Effective clinical studies must consider all ethnicities — exclusion can endanger populations, says Esteban G. Burchard.
16 Sep
Confront economic differences to strengthen global research, urge P. Wenzel Geissler and Ferdinand Okwaro.
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