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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.
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Inside the lawsuit that ended US gene patenting

Dom, 24/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 25 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02905-9

How a win in the Supreme Court challenged a linchpin of the genetic-testing industry.

Mysterious ‘alien beacon’ was false alarm

Dom, 24/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 25 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02931-7

Radio signal seemed to originate from the star Proxima Centauri, and provided a helpful drill for future searches.

Daily briefing: Solar storm pinpoints Viking presence in North America

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02935-3

Researchers have dated a Norse settlement in Canada to ad 1021. Plus: why elephants are evolving to lose their tusks, and how mix-and-match COVID vaccines have aced the effectiveness test.

Moulded or folded, this wood stays strong

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02861-4

By tinkering with the structure of wood fibres, scientists have boosted the material’s flexibility and strength.

Rhino puzzle and China’s COVID vaccines — the week in infographics

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02878-9

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

Climate change: <i>Nature</i> readers say their fears are growing

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02862-3

Poll shows that 80% of respondents are more concerned in the run-up to the COP26 climate meeting than they were ahead of the Paris conference 6 years ago.

Vikings were living in North America exactly a thousand years ago

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02930-8

An animated tale of giant solar storms, ancient sagas and the latest radiocarbon dating technology.

Mutant enzymes give ordinary bacteria unnatural powers

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02839-2

Common bacteria make a compound not found in nature after being kitted out with an artificial enzyme.

Viking presence in the Americas pinpointed by ancient solar storm

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02879-8

A solar storm in the year 993 has allowed researchers to show that Vikings were in the Americas exactly 1000 years ago.

Lessons from history on climate and pandemics: Books in brief

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02929-1

Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks.

Oceans like neurons

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02888-7

Freedom is in the mind.

Scientists reel as Brazilian government backtracks on research funds

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02886-9

President Jair Bolsonaro has approved a bill funnelling cash away from science and towards other areas of government, stranding research proposals and dashing hopes.

Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02858-z

Genetic analysis shows that the ancestors of all modern horses lived in the Western Eurasian steppes more than 4,000 years ago.

Tips for collaborating with scientists, from a philosopher

Gio, 21/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 22 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02896-7

Make language inclusive and agree on your aims in advance.

How to make your research reproducible

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02887-8

Ensuring that your work is reproducible is not as daunting or complicated as you might think. Experts share their tips.

Daily briefing: Extinct Japanese wolf is dogs’ closest cousin

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02890-z

An extinct Japanese wolf might be the closest wild relative of dogs, how vaccine makers are bracing for a variant worse than Delta and the broken $100-billion promise of climate finance.

Author Correction: Cotranslational prolyl hydroxylation is essential for flavivirus biogenesis

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04102-0

Author Correction: Cotranslational prolyl hydroxylation is essential for flavivirus biogenesis

Immunogenicity and efficacy of heterologous ChadOx1/BNT162b2 vaccination

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04120-y

Immunogenicity and efficacy of heterologous ChadOx1/BNT162b2 vaccination

A COVID vaccine elicits a middling but durable immune response

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02838-3

Antibody levels drop sharply six months after mRNA jabs, but remain stable well after receipt of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine.

Defeating the genome’s guardians boosts a DNA-editing tool

Mer, 20/10/2021 - 23:00

Nature, Published online: 21 October 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-02837-4

A promising alternative to the CRISPR system works better when scientists shut down the target cell’s DNA repair systems.