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Trapped in a hotel room: my scientific life in the pandemic

Ven, 26/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 26 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03566-4

Jen Lewendon’s move from the United Kingdom for a postdoc restricted her travel and led to extended stints in quarantine. Here’s what the experience taught her.

We Must Improve Equity in Cancer Screening

Ven, 26/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 26 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03403-8

Eliminating disparities in routine examinations will require outreach, availability and cultural consideration.

Asteroid deflection and disordered diamonds — the week in infographics

Ven, 26/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 26 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03553-9

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

Multiview confocal super-resolution microscopy

Ven, 26/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 26 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04110-0

A combination of multiview imaging, structured illumination, reconstruction algorithms and deep-learning predictions realizes spatial- and temporal-resolution improvements in fluorescence microscopy to produce super-resolution images from diffraction-limited input images.

Outcry as men win outsize share of Australian medical-research funding

Ven, 26/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 26 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03536-w

An analysis showing that the National Health and Medical Research Council awards fewer ‘investigator grants’ to women prompts thousands to sign a petition calling for gender quotas.

Daily briefing: US braces for ‘fifth wave’ of COVID

Gio, 25/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03559-3

Health-care leaders in the United States warn about the consequences of Thanksgiving-holiday travel and social mixing. Plus, the physics of snapping your fingers, and how one university is tackling research integrity.

Enhanced fusogenicity and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Delta P681R mutation

Gio, 25/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04266-9

Enhanced fusogenicity and pathogenicity of SARS-CoV-2 Delta P681R mutation

Heavily mutated Omicron variant puts scientists on alert

Gio, 25/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03552-w

Researchers are racing to determine whether a fast-spreading coronavirus variant poses a threat to COVID vaccines’ effectiveness.

Our lockdown mentoring plan was a lifeline, and it’s still going

Gio, 25/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03551-x

A scheme for undergraduates to mentor secondary-school students who are interested in science has allowed both sides to develop new skills, despite COVID-19 restrictions.

Record number of first-time observers get Hubble telescope time

Gio, 25/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 25 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03538-8

Since NASA introduced a double-blind review system to reduce bias, more successful proposals are coming from astronomers who haven’t been awarded observation time before.

How jellyfish control their lives

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03510-6

Transgenic jellyfish reveal how these fragile creatures get by without a brain.

Daily briefing: ‘Incident’ delays launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03544-w

NASA holds launch of space telescope until at least 22 December after spacecraft gets jiggled. Plus, how record wildfires are harming human health, and how dogs became humans’ best friends.

Reply to: Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03760-4

Reply to: Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption

Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03759-x

Spatial scale and the synchrony of ecological disruption

Neutron beam sheds light on medieval faith and superstition

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03505-3

Hidden inside a leaden amulet, researchers find words of magic and Christian creed side by side.

The surgical solution to congenital heart defects

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03517-z

Some babies are born with hearts that have missing or malformed parts. A series of delicate operations can fix the damage and extend the lives of these children.

Tidings from an exploding star make astronomers happy

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03508-0

Herculean stellar event provides scientific clues to how stars die.

The 3D print job that keeps quake damage at bay

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03506-2

An easily produced seismic isolator designed to protect buildings from earthquakes mimics the bones of human limbs.

How to repair a baby’s broken heart

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03518-y

Some babies are born with a rare disorder in which only one of the lower chambers of their heart works properly. These single-ventricle defects (SVDs) can be managed through a complex series of operations.

Researcher careers under the microscope: salary satisfaction and COVID impacts

Mer, 24/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 24 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03537-9

The Nature salary and satisfaction survey reveals researchers' outlook, and NASA’s test of planetary defences.