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The World Health Organization says that improved efforts to prevent, detect and treat malaria are allowing several countries to eliminate the disease.Credit: Edwin Remsberg, VWPICS/SPL The number of malaria infections recorded globally has fallen for the first time in several years, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which published its annual World Malaria Report
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Mike Flannigan.Credit: Xinli Cai Mike Flannigan is a professor with the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta, Canada. Here he speaks to Nature about his work and the boom in wildfires worldwide. How did you get into wildfire research? I’ve always been interested in fire. When I turned one year old, I
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Some Chinese universities have agreements with the People’s Liberation Army (pictured).Credit: Volkan Furuncu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Forty-three Chinese universities should be considered ‘very high’ or ‘high’ risk collaborators because of their involvement in research for military and defence purposes, according to an Australian think tank. The risk assessment comes just weeks after the Australian government released guidelines
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It is no longer only tree-huggers or green-fingered zero-wasters that are buying and receiving sustainable gifts.  With climate change being considered an international emergency by many, individuals are beginning to take responsibility for their part in protecting Mother Earth, since we know there is no Planet B. It is possible to gift cool items that
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Chinstrap penguins (with black stripe under the chin) and gentoo penguins in waters near the Antarctic Peninsula. In recent decades, gentoos have flourished but chinstraps have floundered. Credit: Rachael Herman/Stony Brook University Animal behaviour 03 December 2019 As the world warms, an adaptable Antarctic bird thrives while the fortunes of a specialist relative fall. Populations
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Across the world, DNA databases that could be used for state-level surveillance are steadily growing. The most striking case is in China. Here police are using a national DNA database along with other kinds of surveillance data, such as from video cameras and facial scanners, to monitor the minority Muslim Uyghur population in the western
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After NASA’s Mars Rover captured some stunning images recently, an entomologist professor from a university in Ohio claimed that these images also show evidence of fossilized and living creatures on the dwarf planet’s surface. Based on these pictures – which were sent back to Earth by the Mars Rover – the professor declared something which none of
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When Adam Siepel was building algorithms for evolutionary genomics as part of his PhD, he wasn’t thinking about visualization. But, as a graduate student in the laboratory of computational biologist David Haussler, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), he happened to sit next to the software engineers who were building and maintaining a
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Russian natural-gas pipelines in northwestern Siberia.Credit: Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty The Bridge: Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe Thane Gustafson Harvard Univ. Press (2020) Many people imagine that geopolitics drives the energy trade between Russia and Europe. As the story goes, each side seeks to exploit gas and oil to influence the other in the big game
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(Photo : Bruce Hong, Unsplash)Pandas are innocently cute, but their innocence is too much that they don’t actually know how mating works. The climate changes constantly and in order to survive, a species must adapt. Changing diet, lifestyle, or geographical location were among the common practice. And as they linger longer on these activities, it
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Nepal is a small landlocked country located in south-east Asia. Being a developing country, Nepal lacks in some areas but it makes up for that with its spectacular and glistening Himalayas. Nepal is blessed with the tallest mountain peaks on the world. Home to eight of the 10 tallest mountain peaks, Nepal is rich in
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The Copernicus Sentinel-6 satellite undergoing tests near Munich, Germany. Credit: S. Corvaja/ESA The European Space Agency has secured a massive boost to its budget. At a pow-wow of European ministers in Seville, Spain, on 27–28 November, the agency’smember states pledged €12.5 billion (US$13.8 billion) for 2020–2022, compared with the €8.6 billion approved at the last
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Over the last few years, Australia has taken massive strides toward becoming a country that stands for sustainability by embracing solar energy. Back in September, the Clean Energy Regulator (CER) for Australia proudly announced that the country was guaranteed to hit its large-scale 2020 renewable energy target (RET), thanks to a rise in the number
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Doctors prepare to take a sample of a patient’s bone marrow.Credit: BSIP/UIG/Getty Scientists are experimenting with ways to selectively target the body’s blood-making cells for destruction. Early studies in animals and people suggest that the approach could make blood stem-cell transplants — powerful but dangerous procedures that are used mainly to treat blood cancers —
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Cyberbullying is increasing day by day. In the year 2012, it was reported that about 60% of children have faced cyberbullying, and 1 out of 3 kids have encountered cyber threats. Though the statistical data seems to be surprising, with internet usage, most of the kids are getting affected by cyberbullying.  So, what are the
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This year, Nature celebrates its 150th birthday. To mark this anniversary we’re rebroadcasting episodes from our PastCast series, highlighting key moments in the history of science. In this episode, we’re heading back to 4 November 1869, when Nature’s story began. The first issue of the journal looked very different from the way it does now
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Methods like RNA, ATAC, and ChIP sequencing are NGS techniques that have made it easier for researchers to investigate various aspects of epigenetic and RNA modifications on a targeted and genome-wide scale. All these methods have increased the pace of cell transcriptomics, epigenetic modifications, and transcription factor binding studies. They have been growing in popularity
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Moving places is one of the most difficult tasks to pull off, especially for large households, It is stressful in every way be it physically, financially, mentally or emotionally, which is why most people prefer hiring moving services. Movers are meant to facilitate you through your moving process by providing professional services about packing, loading,
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Julie Gould discusses how the science PhD can be more team based, and how doctoral programmes in other academic disciplines have changed. Download MP3 Is science ready for “Team PhD”, whereby a group of students work more collaboratively, delivering a multi-authored thesis at their end of their programme? Jeanette Woolard, who recently secured a £4.5m
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Bumblebees (Bombus terrestris) can pass on immunity to their offspring.Credit: Ben Sadd An organism’s immune response to attack is usually considered to be a personal battle. A pathogen or parasite attacks, the organism mounts a defence, and one of them wins. But sometimes, the target’s relatives get involved. Many species have the ability to prepare
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(Photo : Sharon McCutcheo, Unsplash) Nobody likes getting sick. Unfortunately, even if we practice living a healthier lifestyle, our body is not perfect and invincible. The extreme coldness during the winter season can still make us sick. Below are some common winter illnesses and what you can do to prevent it: 1. Common Cold The
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1. Costentin, C., Robert, M. & Savéant, J.-M. Catalysis of the electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide. Chem. Soc. Rev. 42, 2423–2436 (2013). 2. Schiffer, Z. J. & Manthiram, K. Electrification and decarbonization of the chemical industry. Joule 1, 10–14 (2017). Article Google Scholar 3. Francke, R., Schille, B. & Roemelt, M. Homogeneously catalyzed electroreduction of
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Huge data can possibly profit associations in any industry anyplace on the planet. Huge data is far beyond just data and particularly various data sets will give genuine bits of knowledge to associations that can be utilized to improve basic leadership and improve an association’s accounts. Before we think about how enormous data your association
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Politicians, economists and even some natural scientists have tended to assume that tipping points1 in the Earth system — such as the loss of the Amazon rainforest or the West Antarctic ice sheet — are of low probability and little understood. Yet evidence is mounting that these events could be more likely than was thought,
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Ahab’s Rolling Sea Richard J. King Univ. Chicago Press (2019) Herman Melville’s sprawling masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851) is a fictional feat studded with empirical evidence, reveals maritime historian Richard King in this invigorating study. King traces references to ethology, meteorology, marine microbiota and the oceans to Melville’s sailing experience in the Pacific and wranglings with the
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Sea wall gates close during an emergency-preparedness test in Numazu in Japan’s Tokai region. A nearby fault has unleashed earthquakes and tsunamis on the region for centuries. Credit: Franck Robichon/EPA/Shutterstock Geology 26 November 2019 Great earthquakes have roiled a central region of Japan a number of times during the past two millennia. The scars of
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The compound that gives mushrooms such as Psilocybe azurescens hallucinogenic properties also makes them go blue when damaged. Credit: Getty Chemistry 26 November 2019 Scientists isolate two enzymes that paint psilocybin-laden mushrooms an unearthly colour. As if in protest, the stems of many species of mushroom instantly turn blue when they are plucked. The mechanism
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French icebreaker L’Astrolabe off the coast of Dumont d’Urvilleis station in Antarctica. The ship is unable to travel there this summer because of damage to its propeller.Credit: NPL/Alamy Australia will transport researchers and vital supplies to France’s Antarctic research stations next month. The stations were in danger of being left without means of obtaining some
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In the age of high technology, we are all exposed to heavy loads, both physical and mental. Modern people are in constant emotional and nervous tension. The only effective way to help the brain relax is to switch its attention to something else. The best way to do this is physical activity, intense body movements.
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How researchers in China behave has an impact on the global scientific community. With more than four million researchers, China has more science and technology personnel than any other nation. In 2008, it overtook the United Kingdom in the number of articles indexed in the Web of Science, and now ranks second in the world.
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Hello Nature readers, would you like to get this Briefing in your inbox free every day? Sign up here Water vapour over the continental United States is shown in this satellite image from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Credit: NOAA/GOES Meteorologists are worried about a ruling last week that means 5G signals could
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An international team of scientists, led by the University of Manchester, has developed a metal-organic framework, or MOF, material that provides a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to capture a toxic air pollutant, nitrogen dioxide, produced by combusting diesel and other fossil fuels. The material then requires only water and air to convert the
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