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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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.

Even organic pesticides spur change in the wildlife next door

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03445-y

A keystone aquatic species develops resistance to compounds used to treat organic fields near its ponds.

Daily briefing: Time to rewrite the textbooks on chemical-bond strength

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03480-9

Sometimes atoms’ size, not electronegativity, determine the strengths of chemical bonds. Plus, the unsung scientist who identified cystic fibrosis, and the start-ups chasing fusion energy.

It’s a snap: the friction-based physics behind a common gesture

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03444-z

Experiments with various types of glove identify the factors behind a successful finger click.

Canada’s scientific strength depends on greater support for innovation

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03058-5

To remain globally competitive, the country must regain an edge in emerging fields.

Sea squirts teach new lessons in evolution

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03475-6

Spineless sea squirts shed light on vertebrate evolution, and an iodine-fuelled engine powering a satellite in space.

A guide to the Nature Index

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03065-6

A description of the terminology and methodology used in this supplement, and a guide to the functionality that is available free online at natureindex.com.

Independent infections of porcine deltacoronavirus among Haitian children

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04111-z

The presence of porcine deltacoronavirus has been detected in three children from Haiti that could have originated from zoonotic spillover.

Observation of universal ageing dynamics in antibiotic persistence

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04114-w

Characterizations of bacteria under acute stress reveal features that can be predicted using a conceptual model of physical ageing.

In-orbit demonstration of an iodine electric propulsion system

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04015-y

The successful in-orbit operation of an electric space propulsion system based on iodine, rather than the more expensive and difficult-to-store xenon, is demonstrated.

Cell-type specialization is encoded by specific chromatin topologies

Mer, 17/11/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 17 November 2021; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04081-2

A new technique called immunoGAM, which combines genome architecture mapping (GAM) with immunoselection, enabled the discovery of specialized chromatin conformations linked to gene expression in specific cell populations from mouse brain tissues.