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Download PDF In this photograph, taken on a late summer’s day in the region of Campo de Calatrava in central Spain, I’m tagging a red-legged partridge (Alectoris rufa) with a GPS tracker to help me to monitor the impact of human activity on these and other steppe birds’ lives. I also study two sandgrouse species
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NEWS 17 December 2021 Afghanistan’s academics despair months after Taliban takeover Research has stalled, funds have evaporated and many scientists are still struggling to get out. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email People queue for supplies distributed by the World
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The Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory, where at least eight people were killed by a devastating tornado, has been closed. Pictures and videos of its widespread renmants is now a symbol of the destructive power of a tornado. (Photo : Getty Images) Supervisors Threatened Employees with Termination On Friday, employees of a candle factory in
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A fat-laden designer molecule keeps monkeys from becoming infected with an HIV-like virus, offering the potential that it could be used to treat AIDS and prevent HIV infection1. 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
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Ecosystems changed 125,000 years ago because of our prehistoric ancestors. These are the conclusions of an interdisciplinary investigation conducted by archeologists from Leiden University and other scholars. The fire was utilized by Neanderthals to maintain the terrain open, and as a result, they had a significant influence on their local environment. On December 15, the
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OBITUARY 16 December 2021 Ned Seeman (1945–2021) Nanotechnologist who built the first self-assembling DNA structures. Philip Ball 0 Philip Ball Philip Ball is a science writer in London and former physics editor of Nature. His many books include The Beauty of Chemistry. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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NEWS 16 December 2021 How COVID vaccines shaped 2021 in eight powerful charts The extraordinary vaccination of more than four billion people, and the lack of access for many others, were major forces this year — while Omicron’s arrival complicated things further. Smriti Mallapaty , Ewen Callaway , Max Kozlov , Heidi Ledford , John
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1. Cheng, B., Mazzola, G., Pickard, C. J. & Ceriotti, M., Evidence for supercritical behaviour of high-pressure liquid hydrogen Nature 585, 217–220 (2020). CAS  Article  Google Scholar  2. Karasiev, V. V., Hinz, J., Hu, S. X. & Trickey, S. B. On the liquid–liquid phase transition of dense hydrogen. Nature, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-021-04078-x (2021). 3. Cheng, B., Mazzola,
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Who do you think would triumph in a battle between history ‘s greatest carnivores, the dingo or the wolf? Others recognize dingoes as a distinct group, while others disagree. Dingoes vary greatly in size and morphology according as to where they reside. Then there are the wolves from North America called ‘Grey’, Red, Asiatic Mexico, Euraasia, Himalayan, Indian and
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A 1,600-year-old lyre found in modern Kazakhstan matches musical instruments seen in Anglo-Saxon burials of the first millennium ad, suggesting that technology transfer occurred across thousands of kilometres in antiquity1. 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
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Two lions that were sedated after they escaped from their container at the Changi airport on Sunday being Dec 12 have regained consciousness.  (Photo : Pixabay) Where Could the Lions Come From? Mandai Wildlife Group veterinary and quarantine specialists are actively monitoring the big cats, thought to be part of a seven-lion consignment on its
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Nature Video 14 December 2021 Stretchy electronics go wireless for flexible wearables Wearable technology could benefit from new wireless stretchable diodes Dan Fox Dan Fox View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email High-frequency and intrinsically stretchable polymer diodes Flexible electronics offer a lot of potential
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NEWS 13 December 2021 Merck’s COVID pill loses its lustre: what that means for the pandemic Molnupiravir was initially heralded by public-health officials as a game-changer for COVID-19, but full clinical-trial data showed lower-than-expected efficacy. Max Kozlov Max Kozlov View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook
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Chile’s south-central coast might be more susceptible to tsunamis than previously thought. Geological investigations in the Chaihuan tidal wetlands have shown the fallout of a tall wall of water that impacted the earth’s surface in 1737. However, there is no description of such wave in written documents.  (Photo : Getty Images) Discovery of the Tsunami 
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NEWS 13 December 2021 What Sci-Hub’s latest court battle means for research Delhi court will scrutinize whether the pirate paper website falls foul of India’s copyright law. The verdict could have implications for academic publishers further afield. Holly Else Holly Else View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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Download PDF In February 2020, just as a new coronavirus was triggering the global COVID-19 pandemic, structural biologist Jason McLellan and his team published the structure of the key protein it uses to invade human cells1. Immediately, scientists began using that protein’s structure to develop COVID-19 vaccines. But that wasn’t the first time McLellan, now
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NEWS 10 December 2021 DeepMind AI tackles one of chemistry’s most valuable techniques Machine-learning algorithm predicts material properties using electron density. Davide Castelvecchi Davide Castelvecchi View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email The AI predicts the distribution of electrons within a molecule (illustration) and uses
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Download PDF I had the original Jack Stanley chin. That’s what they called it. My chin, with my name. The chin was everything — in the gossip magazines, on television; slap the thing on a movie poster to make a hundred million gross. Of course, it wasn’t just the chin. It was everything else: the
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CORRESPONDENCE 10 December 2021 Chile: elect a president to strengthen climate action, not weaken it Maisa Rojas  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-5985-1905 0 , Juan Carlos Muñoz  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1775-985X 1 , Rodrigo Palma-Behnke 2 , Pablo A. Marquet  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6369-9339 3 , Alejandra Stehr 4 & Humberto González  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3588-3451 5 Maisa Rojas Center for Climate and Resilience
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Ocean ‘heatwaves’ are becoming increasingly common even in the frigid Arctic, where these events are more extreme, and possibly more damaging, than those in warmer seas farther south1. 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
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NATURE PODCAST 10 December 2021 Coronapod: vaccines and long COVID, how protected are you? Vaccines can provide vital protection from COVID-19, but what about long COVID? Noah Baker & Heidi Ledford Noah Baker View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Heidi Ledford View author publications You can also
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Hydras have remarkable capabilities, such as the bizarre potential to regenerate their own parts if beheaded. The 10-20 mm hydra, which is a member of the cnidaria phylum, further encompasses jellyfish, corals, as well as sea anemones. They live in water resources with tropical and moderate habitats. These aquatic invertebrates are amongst the nearest instances
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CORRESPONDENCE 10 December 2021 To beat Omicron, Delta and bird flu, Europe must pull together Amélie Desvars-Larrive  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7671-696X 0 Amélie Desvars-Larrive University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, Austria. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Omicron, the newly discovered variant of SARS-CoV-2, is compounding concerns
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Traditional bull runs — whose participants try to outrun animals charging down a street — defy the dynamics commonly seen in the motion of crowds, researchers have found1. 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
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As the ocean becomes more polluted, conditions for marine life and health have grown more concerning, especially that these pollutants leach chemicals into the water. Researchers in a new study discovered that these chemical pollutants that originates from human waste impact reproduction in common anemonefish, Amphiprion ocellaris. The endocrine disrupting chemicals detected in the marine
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NATURE PODCAST 08 December 2021 How ‘megastudies’ are changing behavioural science Speeding up comparisons of behavioural interventions, and what to expect from the James Webb Space Telescope. Benjamin Thompson & Shamini Bundell Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Shamini Bundell View author publications You can
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NATURE INDEX 08 December 2021 Universities under 50 chart a clear roadmap for the future Research success comes from identifying their unique attributes. Catherine Armitage 0 Catherine Armitage Chief editor, Nature Index View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF Credit: Tanner Maxwell The
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The new technique enhances NASA JPL’s Center for Near Earth Object Studies’ ability to analyze the impact danger of asteroids approaching our planet. (Photo : MasterTux on Pixabay) Nearly 28,000 near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) have been discovered so far using survey telescopes that continuously monitor the night sky, with roughly 3,000 discoveries every year. Over the
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NATURE INDEX 08 December 2021 Research outliers among universities under 50 Strong performance and youth can go together. Twitter Facebook Email Download PDF Success factors Among the leading 75 young universities in the Nature Index, one of the youngest, the Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China, had the second-highest output in the
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The Tibetan Plateau has long been thought to be one of the last areas on the planet to be colonized by people migrating throughout the world. Our dead relatives, the Denisovans, reached the “top of the world” some 160,000 years ago-120,000 years earlier than prior estimates for our species-and even contributed to our adaptation to
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CORRESPONDENCE 07 December 2021 Call to join the decentralized science movement Sarah Hamburg  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8142-3253 0 Sarah Hamburg London, UK. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Twitter Facebook Email The decentralized science (DeSci) movement aims to harness new technologies such as blockchain and ‘Web3’ to address some
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