Nature

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.
  • Timeless advice
    [Jul 2015]

    Timeless advice

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523381b

    The best guidance on how to get ahead in science stands the test of time.

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  • It’s good to talk
    [Jul 2015]

    It’s good to talk

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523382a

    Help for those struggling to reproduce results could be just a phone call away.

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  • Russia's crackdowns are jeopardizing its science
    [Jul 2015]

    Russia's crackdowns are jeopardizing its science

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/523383a

    Author: Fyodor Kondrashov

    The escalating encroachment on democratic freedoms undermines the nation's claim of support for science, says Fyodor Kondrashov.

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  • Energy: Sun's heat could cut fossil-fuel use
    [Jul 2015]

    Energy: Sun's heat could cut fossil-fuel use

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523384a

    Integrating solar technologies into coal-fired power plants could ease the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources.Vishwanath Haily Dalvi of the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India, and his colleagues looked at solar thermal technology, which collects the Sun's energy as heat.

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  • Anthropology: Earliest signs of chicken husbandry
    [Jul 2015]

    Anthropology: Earliest signs of chicken husbandry

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523384b

    Humans first used chickens for economic gain roughly 2,300 years ago in the Middle East, before Europeans began exploiting the bird.The chicken (Gallus gallus domesticus) was first domesticated in southeast Asia, but its dispersal from that region has been unclear. Lee Perry-Gal

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  • Stem cells: Heart cells come of age
    [Jul 2015]

    Stem cells: Heart cells come of age

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523384c

    Human stem cells have been coaxed into forming heart progenitor cells that then develop into more-specialized heart cells.Researchers have struggled to turn stem cells into large pools of cardiac cells that would further divide. Christine Mummery at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands

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  • Astronomy: Total eclipse of rare twin stars
    [Jul 2015]

    Astronomy: Total eclipse of rare twin stars

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523384d

    Amateur and professional astronomers have spotted a rare pair of stars in which one completely eclipses the other as they orbit each other.A team led by Heather Campbell at the University of Cambridge, UK, analysed data from the European Space Agency's Gaia satellite and

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  • The week in science: 17–23 July
    [Jul 2015]

    The week in science: 17–23 July

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/523384a

    A pledge on fishing in Arctic high seas; global inequalities on mental health; and another ethics scandal at the University of Minnesota.

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  • Materials: Nanocrystals seen in solution in 3D
    [Jul 2015]

    Materials: Nanocrystals seen in solution in 3D

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523385a

    Researchers have determined the 3D structure of individual nanoparticles in a solution with near-atomic resolution.Paul Alivisatos at the University of California, Berkeley, and his colleagues used graphene (sheets of single carbon atoms) to protect a solution containing platinum nanocrystals from the vacuum conditions of

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  • Evolution: Hands hold clues to primate evolution
    [Jul 2015]

    Evolution: Hands hold clues to primate evolution

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523385b

    Human hand proportions are similar to those of some of our ancestors, suggesting that our hands did not evolve to serve the unique needs of modern humans.Sergio Almécija at George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues analysed hand-length proportions in humans, apes

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  • Chemistry: Elusive molecule made in the lab
    [Jul 2015]

    Chemistry: Elusive molecule made in the lab

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523385c

    An organic molecule first postulated a century ago has finally been created and characterized in the lab.Scientists first theorized the existence of ethylenedione in 1913, but it remained unobserved despite its simple chemical formula (OCCO). Andrei Sanov and his colleagues at the University of

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  • Neuroscience: 'Mini-brain' gives autism hints
    [Jul 2015]

    Neuroscience: 'Mini-brain' gives autism hints

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523385d

    Researchers have cultured stem cells from people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to form brain-like structures in the lab, revealing errors in neuronal development.Flora Vaccarino of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and her colleagues took skin cells from four people with ASD and

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  • Palaeontology: Oldest animal sperm spotted
    [Jul 2015]

    Palaeontology: Oldest animal sperm spotted

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523385e

    Cells preserved inside a 50-million-year-old fossilized worm cocoon represent the oldest animal sperm ever found.Because of their delicate nature, sperm cells are rarely found in fossils. But Benjamin Bomfleur at the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm and his colleagues spotted the sperm

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  • UK shifts its space-science strategy
    [Jul 2015]

    UK shifts its space-science strategy

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/523394a

    Author: Elizabeth Gibney

    Research surrounding human spaceflight is booming.

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  • A cellular puzzle: The weird and wonderful architecture of RNA
    [Jul 2015]

    A cellular puzzle: The weird and wonderful architecture of RNA

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/523398a

    Author: Elie Dolgin

    Cells contain an ocean of twisting and turning RNA molecules. Now researchers are working out the structures — and how important they could be.

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  • Conservation: Stop misuse of biodiversity offsets
    [Jul 2015]

    Conservation: Stop misuse of biodiversity offsets

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523401a

    Authors: Martine Maron, Ascelin Gordon, Brendan G. Mackey, Hugh P. Possingham & James E. M. Watson

    Governments should not meet existing conservation targets using the compensation that developers pay for damaging biodiversity, say Martine Maron and colleagues.

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  • Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space
    [Jul 2015]

    Environmental science: Agree on biodiversity metrics to track from space

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523403a

    Authors: Andrew K. Skidmore, Nathalie Pettorelli, Nicholas C. Coops, Gary N. Geller, Matthew Hansen, Richard Lucas, Caspar A. Mücher, Brian O'Connor, Marc Paganini, Henrique Miguel Pereira, Michael E. Schaepman, Woody Turner, Tiejun Wang & Martin Wegmann

    Ecologists and space agencies must forge a global monitoring strategy, say Andrew K. Skidmore, Nathalie Pettorelli and colleagues.

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  • Mathematics: The mercurial mathematician
    [Jul 2015]

    Mathematics: The mercurial mathematician

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523406a

    Author: Michael Harris

    Michael Harris relishes a biography of the playful, complicated group theorist John Horton Conway.

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  • Science fiction: Star-flight dreaming
    [Jul 2015]

    Science fiction: Star-flight dreaming

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523407a

    Author: Gregory Benford

    Gregory Benford probes Kim Stanley Robinson's politics-drenched tale of interstellar travel.

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  • Experimental psychology: The anatomy of obedience
    [Jul 2015]

    Experimental psychology: The anatomy of obedience

    Nature 523, 7561 (2015). doi:10.1038/523408a

    Author: Brendan Maher

    Brendan Maher reviews two films probing notorious US psychological experiments.

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