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Joe Biden names top geneticist Eric Lander as science adviser

Sab, 16/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 16 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00118-8

US president-elect also elevates the position to the cabinet for the first time.

Author Correction: Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo’

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2956-7

Author Correction: Suppression of a SARS-CoV-2 outbreak in the Italian municipality of Vo’

Tiny hard drives that are alive — and multiplying

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00092-1

A common bacterium can be engineered to carry coded messages in its genome.

A case of ‘stomach flu’ arms the microbiome against invaders

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00078-z

Gut-wrenching infection encourages production of an amino acid consumed by helpful bacteria.

Feeling fit? A little more sweat could still help your heart

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00093-0

Data from nearly 100,000 people find no upper limit to the heart benefits of increasing exercise levels.

Publisher Correction: Unveiling the strong interaction among hadrons at the LHC

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-03142-2

Publisher Correction: Unveiling the strong interaction among hadrons at the LHC

<i>Science</i> family of journals announces change to open-access policy

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00103-1

Subscription journals will let some Plan S funded researchers share accepted manuscripts under open licences.

‘Can you work with less-qualified people?’ and 19 other curveball questions to navigate at industry interviews

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00042-x

Be ready for queries that reflect stereotypes about academia and that probe why you’re switching sectors, says Tina Persson.

China COVID vaccine reports mixed results — what does that mean for the pandemic?

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00094-z

Scientists say CoronaVac could reduce cases of severe disease, particularly in countries with raging outbreaks.

Coronavirus diaries: making plans in a changing world

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00106-y

John Tregoning grapples with a shifting schedule and a new UK lockdown.

‘A bloody mess’: Confusion reigns over naming of new COVID variants

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00097-w

As more lineages emerge, researchers are struggling with a patchwork of nomenclature.

COVID curbed carbon emissions in 2020 — but not by much

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00090-3

Despite sharp drops early in the pandemic, global emissions of carbon dioxide picked up in the second half of the year, new data show.

Daily briefing: Underwhelming trial results for leading Chinese COVID vaccine

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00114-y

The CoronaVac vaccine, developed by Sinovac in China, reports mixed results in Brazil. Plus, what we know about COVID’s toll on smell and taste, and the mysterious extinction of the dire wolf.

Alarming COVID variants show vital role of genomic surveillance

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00065-4

Efforts to track SARS-CoV-2 sequences have helped identify worrying variants — but researchers are blind to emerging mutations in some regions.

COVID research updates: Two anti-inflammatory drugs prevent COVID deaths

Ven, 15/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 15 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00502-w

Nature wades through the literature on the new coronavirus — and summarizes key papers as they appear.

The chemical flare that warns plants of rough going ahead

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00091-2

Elevated levels of a plant hormone tip off roots about compacted soil.

Electric eels have a shocking tactic: hunting in packs

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00056-5

High-voltage fish in the Amazon swarm the buffet together.

Water stress will rise in parts of Asia even as glaciers melt and rain pours

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00058-3

Northern India is among the regions facing shortages from climate change’s effects on mountain rivers.

Anti-ageing effects of protein restriction unpacked

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-03662-x

Two animal studies show that restricting the dietary intake of branched-chain amino acids can extend lifespan by modulating the mTOR signalling pathway. But more research is needed before this diet should be recommended in people.

The power of a budget plan in grant writing

Gio, 14/01/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 14 January 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-00096-x

Ethan Wilk, who begins an undergraduate programme this autumn, explains how a detailed outline of his proposed expenses and timeline helped him to win a competitive award to study endangered trout.