Riviste scientifiche

Scientists question Max Planck Society’s treatment of women leaders

Nature - Ven, 19/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03492-5

An open letter signed by 145 female scientists from across the world expresses concern over recent dismissals of women leaders.

Star Corps Crew Manual Section 15-A37: On Mental Dislocation

Nature - Ven, 19/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03398-2

It’s for your own protection.

NASA spacecraft will slam into asteroid in first planetary-defence test

Nature - Ven, 19/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03471-w

DART mission aims to try out a strategy for shielding Earth from killer asteroids.

First quantum computer to pack 100 qubits enters crowded race

Nature - Ven, 19/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03476-5

But IBM’s latest quantum chip and its competitors face a long path towards making the machines useful.

COVID’s career impact and embryo secrets — the week in infographics

Nature - Ven, 19/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03478-3

Nature highlights three key infographics from the week in science and research.

Cancer cells steal energy-generating parts from immune cells

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 21:00
Cancer cells use tiny tubes to reach out to nearby immune cells and capture their energy-generating mitochondria

Strange quantum effect predicted 30 years ago has now been observed

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 20:00
Pauli blocking, a quantum phenomenon that makes a dense quantum gas suddenly turn transparent, has now been observed in three independent experiments

Analysis of earliest covid-19 cases points to Wuhan market as source

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 20:00
A fresh look at what we know about the first covid-19 cases shows that the earliest known instance was in a person who worked at the Huanan market in Wuhan, which was suspected as the source from the start of the pandemic

Robots can use their own whirring to echolocate and avoid collisions

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 18:00
Instead of using sophisticated sensors to detect their surroundings and navigate safely, drones and robots could listen for reflections of their own mechanical noises

Over three-quarters of the world’s vital carbon stores are unprotected

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 17:00
Ecosystems such as forests and peatlands are vital stores for carbon, but less than a quarter of these areas worldwide have protected status

Covid-19 news: Mask wearing cuts infections by 53 per cent

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 13:12
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic

13 of the most profound questions about the cosmos and ourselves

New Scientist - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 11:45
Questions that are just as enigmatic now as when we first asked them

[World Report] Reaching net zero carbon emissions in health systems

The Lancet - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:30
14 countries have now pledged to develop a carbon-neutral health system. The question now is: how will they do it? Emma Wilkinson reports.

Daily briefing: Second person found to have ‘naturally’ eradicated HIV

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03489-0

The “Esperanza Patient” was diagnosed with HIV in 2013, but has never shown any symptoms of AIDS. Plus, the first stable hot black ice and how COVID-19 has affected mental health.

Genome surveillance by HUSH-mediated silencing of intronless mobile elements

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04228-1

Genome surveillance by HUSH-mediated silencing of intronless mobile elements

Optimization of Non-Coding Regions for a Non-Modified mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04231-6

Optimization of Non-Coding Regions for a Non-Modified mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine

CRISPR screens unveil signal hubs for nutrient licensing of T cell immunity

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04109-7

CRISPR screening and protein–protein interaction networks identify components and mechanisms of nutrient-dependent mTORC1 signalling in regulatory T cells and reveal how mTORC1 integrates immunological cues and nutrient signals for adaptive immunity.

Adopting as academics: what we learnt

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03482-7

Our quest to bring a child into our family led us to confront academic working practices, say Tony Ly and Nathan W. Bailey.

Do childhood colds help the body respond to COVID?

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03087-0

A mechanism known as ‘original antigenic sin’ protects some people from flu; whether it helps immune reactions to coronaviruses is still unclear.

Europe’s COVID death toll could rise by hundreds of thousands

Nature - Gio, 18/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 18 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03455-w

In a worst-case scenario, the pandemic could cause a further 300,000 deaths if anti-contagion policies are lifted and people revert to their old habits.