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These days, feeding your pets insects is the newest lifestyle choice to help combat climate change. To reduce the massive carbon emissions caused by growing livestock for traditional, meat-based diets, environmentally conscious pet owners feed their animals crickets, mealworms, and black army flies. High in Protein (Photo : Alice Castro) Experts suggest that because insects are
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NATURE PODCAST 29 December 2021 Our podcast highlights of 2021 The Nature Podcast team select some of their favourite stories from the past 12 months. Shamini Bundell , Nick Howe , Dan Fox , Noah Baker & Benjamin Thompson Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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The world’s greatest and most devastating earthquakes occur in subduction zones when a slab of the oceanic plate is forced beneath another tectonic plate and down into the mantle. Understanding and planning for big earthquakes require reconstructing subducted slabs’ shape and stress conditions at subduction zones. However, because of the immense depths of these slabs,
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Although thyme and oregano contain an anti-cancer substance that inhibits cancer progression, providing more to your tomato broth won’t provide a substantial advantage. The secret to releasing the leverage of these plant leaves is to boost the number of substances produced or to synthesize the chemical for new drugs. Purdue Academic researchers took a step
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NEWS AND VIEWS 23 December 2021 Cardiovascular diseases disrupt the bone-marrow niche The production of blood cells, including some immune cells, relies heavily on the bone-marrow microenvironment. Cardiovascular diseases are now found to corrupt this niche, leading to imbalances in blood-cell production. Tomer Itkin 0 & Shahin Rafii 1 Tomer Itkin Tomer Itkin is in
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An erupting volcano in the kingdom of Tonga could possibly produce acid rain, which may pollute drinking water and harm people’s skin and eyes, according to emergency services.  (Photo : Getty Images) Potential Acidic Rainfall in Tonga Plumes of smoke rose 18 kilometers (11 miles) into the sky from the distant Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano
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An ultraviolet-light beam directs the formation of solid mineral nanoparticles in a carefully tailored solution, sculpting ‘flowers’ and other intricate shapes1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised
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Moderna, a US immunization manufacturer, remains confident that its specially designed shot is extremely effective against with the Omicron modified version, following the release of convincing clinical findings. “We will be particularly inclined to depend upon the vaccination program to discuss the relatively close huge increase of Omicron rare situations,” Moderna Chairman, Stephen Hoge said during
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NEWS Q&A 24 December 2021 Mars mission is China’s ‘first step’ in planetary exploration Nature talks to Zhang Rongqiao, architect of the China National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 mission, which landed the Zhurong rover on Mars. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook
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1. Santoro, S. W. & Joyce, G. F. A general purpose RNA-cleaving DNA enzyme. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 94, 4262–4266 (1997). CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  2. Silverman, S. K. Catalytic DNA: scope, applications, and biochemistry of deoxyribozymes. Trends Biochem. Sci 41, 595–609 (2016). CAS  PubMed  PubMed Central  Google Scholar  3. Rosenbach, H. et
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NATURE PODCAST 22 December 2021 The Nature Podcast annual holiday spectacular Games, seasonal science songs, and Nature’s 10. Benjamin Thompson & Noah Baker Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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NEWS 22 December 2021 Fatal lab explosion in China highlights wider safety fears Deaths caused by university lab blasts have some scientists in China concerned about a lack of oversight and standardized safety protocols, especially in teaching labs. Andrew Silver Andrew Silver View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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CORRESPONDENCE 21 December 2021 Early-career researchers help Wellcome funding panel Rachel V. Guest  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3213-7688 0 , Laura Benjamin  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9685-1664 1 & Daniel R. Morales 2 Rachel V. Guest University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Laura Benjamin University College London, UK.
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CORRESPONDENCE 21 December 2021 Secret of Hellenic Foundation’s success? Its staff Nektarios K. Nasikas 0 Nektarios K. Nasikas Hellenic Army Academy, Attica, Greece. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email The Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (HFRI) was established five years ago to fund
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CAREER FEATURE 20 December 2021 Exiting gracefully: how to leave a job behind Although burning bridges can be tempting, a better approach is to leave goodwill and cheer in your wake. Bianca Nogrady 0 Bianca Nogrady Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science journalist based in Sydney, Australia. View author publications You can also search for
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Oil market surplus looks to be already here, with demand being hammered by Omicron and China’s crackdown on independent refiners. (Photo : Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Oversupply Oversupply has been a hot topic in the oil markets in recent months, and it appears that it may soon be a reality. The market bulls’ exuberance
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NEWS 21 December 2021 Journals adopt AI to spot duplicated images in manuscripts A few publishers are using automated software to catch flaws in submitted papers. Richard Van Noorden Richard Van Noorden View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email AI software that spots duplicated images
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Because of worries over linkages to deforestation in the Amazon rainforest and other environmentally significant locations, Sainsbury’s and five other European supermarkets have stated that they will cease selling some or all beef products originating in Brazil. (Photo : Pixabay) Following studies into “cattle laundering” involving JBS, Sainsbury’s, Lidl Netherlands, and others took action. The
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A strange feeling seeps into climate scientist Kai Kornhuber’s body as he wanders around New York City this winter. In December, it’s warm enough for a T-shirt, and the birds are singing noisily. (Photo : Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) According to Kornhuber, a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, the temperatures signal birds
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Significant rainfall is good news for the southeastern United States, which has been experiencing extremely dry or even drought conditions in recent weeks.  (Photo : Getty Images) Severe Weather in Florida  As a storm moves through, AccuWeather experts warn that it may prompt severe weather in Florida.  According to the United States Drought Monitor, areas
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COVID continues As the world enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, with no end in sight, an immediate challenge is to better understand the impact of Omicron — the fast-spreading coronavirus variant that was first spotted at the end of November — and the threat it poses. Early results indicate that vaccines are
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CAREER FEATURE 17 December 2021 The scientific workplace in 2021 The impact on careers of a lingering pandemic and industrial unrest were among the challenges faced by working scientists in the past 12 months Chris Woolston 0 Chris Woolston Chris Woolston is a freelance writer in Billings, Montana. View author publications You can also search
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Nature Video 17 December 2021 Pluto’s mysterious polygons explained Surface patterns seen by New Horizons mission are driven by sublimation. Shamini Bundell Shamini Bundell View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Polygonal shapes cover the icy surface of Pluto’s Sputnik Planitia region. The patterns, photographed
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Intense earthquakes are unnerving, frightening, and even deadly. Scientists would need to monitor animals under controlled settings over lengthy periods of time in order to show that odd animal behaviors might forecast earthquakes. Animals might be lifesavers if they could tell us when a quake is likely to happen. But is it possible?  (Photo :
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NATURE PODCAST 17 December 2021 Coronapod: Omicron – your questions answered We dig into the data on Omicron and answer your quetsions about the variant that could change the game Noah Baker & Ewen Callaway Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Ewen Callaway View author
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