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Microbes in Neanderthals’ mouths reveal their carb-laden diet

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01260-z

Gunk on ancient teeth yields bacterial DNA, allowing scientists to trace the oral microbiome’s evolution.

Kids with ‘bubble baby disease’ see gains after gene therapy

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01300-8

Stem cells carrying corrective genes offer hope for a devastating immune disorder.

Coronapod: The variant blamed for India's catastrophic second wave

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01308-0

Scientists race to understand the threat posed by SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.617.

Breastfeeding influences the neonatal virome

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01112-w

The first viruses to colonize the infant gut are shown to arise from bacteria, with human-cell viruses colonizing the gut later, at around four months of age. Exclusive and partial breastfeeding were associated with fewer human viruses in the gut of infants compared with formula-feeding alone.

India’s neighbours race to sequence genomes as COVID surges

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01287-2

From Sri Lanka to Nepal, scientists with limited resources are working feverishly to discover which variants are driving outbreaks.

Actin mixes up mitochondria for inheritance

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01115-7

In cells that divide symmetrically, a meshwork of actin cables is shown to maintain the uniform distribution of mitochondria around the mitotic spindle. Actin clouds and comet tails are assembled dynamically to shuffle mitochondria locally and ensure the equal and random inheritance of these organelles by the two daughter cells.

China prepares to land first rover on Mars — and reveal fresh geological insights

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01301-7

The attempted landing of Zhurong could happen imminently, and is the biggest test yet of China’s nascent deep-space exploration capabilities.

C. Austen Angell (1933–2021)

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01319-x

Visionary explorer of glasses and the limits of the liquid state.

Mining the gaps of chromosome 8

Ven, 14/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01095-8

The first gapless, telomere-to-telomere sequence of a human autosome, chromosome 8, is complete. Sequencing and assembly of the corresponding centromere in the chimpanzee, orangutan and macaque reveals details of its rapid evolution over the past 25 million years.

Delaying a COVID vaccine’s second dose boosts immune response

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01299-y

Older people who waited 11–12 weeks for their second jab had higher peak antibody levels than did those who waited only 3 weeks.

A deep look into the physics of earthquake slip

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01262-x

Laboratory experiments provide a glimpse of what happens when rocks fail.

Daily briefing: Voyager 1 detects ‘eerie’ hum of interstellar space

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01304-4

NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft captures the ripples in interstellar plasma, a brain implant turns thoughts into text and how nature-based solutions can help cool the planet — if we act now.

Did you leave university science? Tell us why

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00749-x

Nature is asking former scientists from under-represented groups in the United States about their reasons for leaving, and where they ended up.

How to tell the thermodynamic cost of time

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01259-6

Quantum and ordinary clocks alike gain accuracy as they give off more heat.

Holding a tool wrong? This brain region will notice

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01261-y

The part of the brain that assesses tool usage is normally more focused on hands than on tools.

How a worrisome coronavirus variant spread unnoticed

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01285-4

A new variant stealthily took hold on two continents, highlighting the need for global genomic surveillance.

Voyager 1 captures faint ripples in the stuff between the stars

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01258-7

The first spacecraft to visit interstellar space has now become the first to make continuous measurements of waves in that remote realm.

Open-access publisher PLOS pushes to extend clout beyond biomedicine

Gio, 13/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 13 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-01907-3

The publisher will launch five new journals, and has introduced a new business model that aims to spread the cost of publishing more fairly.

Daily briefing: First major investigation of the global pandemic response

Mer, 12/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-01297-0

How the world failed to curb COVID, how the pandemic broke the evidence pipeline and tips for a perfect investor pitch.

SARS-CoV-2 uses a multipronged strategy to impede host protein synthesis

Mer, 12/05/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 12 May 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03610-3

SARS-CoV-2 uses a multipronged strategy to impede host protein synthesis