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6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Egypt’s courts must listen to dozens of Nobel prizewinners who have defended the founder of the Alexandria Library.

Pregnant mice illuminate risk factors that could lead to autism

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Studies highlight link between immune response and unusual neural wiring.

Giraffes could have evolved long necks to keep cool

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Another explanation offered for one of animal kingdom’s most distinctive features.

Faculty promotion must assess reproducibility

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Research institutions should explicitly seek job candidates who can be frankly self-critical of their work, says Jeffrey Flier.

Geneticists pan paper that claims to predict a person's face from their DNA

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Reviewers and a co-author of a paper by genomics entrepreneur Craig Venter claim that it misrepresents the risks of public access to genome data.

Researchers riled by lack of detail in Brexit science plans

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

UK government document fails to extinguish concerns over funding and migration.

South Korean researchers lobby government to lift human-embryo restrictions

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Regulations are deterring research that could lead to disease treatments, say scientists.

Jordan seeks to become an oasis of water-saving technology

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

As strains on the desert nation’s supply increase, scientists collaborate on projects to keep water flowing.

UK gender-equality scheme spreads across the world

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

The United States is set to trial a version that will also cover race and disability, while other countries have already embraced the voluntary rating system.

The new economy of excrement

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Entrepreneurs are finding profits turning human waste into fertiliser, fuel and even food.

First quantum computers need smart software

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Early devices must solve real-world problems, urge Will Zeng and colleagues.

Insurance companies should collect a carbon levy

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

A surcharge on energy producers would fund climate adaptation and the low-carbon transition, suggest Anthony J. Webster and Richard H. Clarke.

Engineering: Reclusive genius who connected the world

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

W. Bernard Carlson relishes a biography of a self-taught engineer who revolutionized telecommunications.

Q&A: The AI composer

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Computer scientist Luc Steels uses artificial intelligence to explore the origins and evolution of language. He is best known for his 1999–2001 Talking Heads Experiment, in which robots had to construct a language from scratch to communicate with each other. Show More Summary

History of technology: How China sidestepped QWERTY

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

Raja Adal investigates the 150-year history of a typewriter able to reproduce thousands of characters.

Statues: a mother of gynaecology

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

I have often walked past the statue of J. Marion Sims (see Editorial, correction and apology: Nature549, 5–6; 10.1038/549005b2017). It seems to say to me: “Go away, woman. You have no authority here,” and: “Go away, woman of

Statues: learn from mistakes

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

I am disheartened that Nature has apparently joined the chorus of tone-deaf statements on race and racism in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (see Editorial, correction and apology: Nature549, 5–6; 10.1038/549005b2017). Your unsigned article may have done

Statues: for those deserving respect

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

We should reserve statuaries for people who deserve our respect — not just for their discoveries, but also for their methods (see Editorial, correction and apology: Nature549, 5–6; 10.1038/549005b2017). Sims' discoveries will not be forgotten. Sims himself will

Units: Don't tamper with SI-unit consistency

6 days agoAcademics : Nature

I disagree with your suggestion to promote the radian to the International System of Units (SI units) to address the confusion over dimensionless numbers (Nature548, 135; 10.1038/548135b2017). On the contrary, this could perpetrate the mistaken view that everything in

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