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Firefighters wrap aluminum blankets all over ancient trees, including the 275-foot Earth’s biggest tree by volume – General Sherman, as fires engulf world-famous Sequoia National Park in California. (Photo : Getty Images) Wildfire in Sequoia National Park  Firefighters have been making a lot of effort to protect California’s prominent groves of giant sequoias as numerous
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Stunning reliefs of camels in a rock formation in Saudi Arabia are far older than was first thought: they were carved more than 7,000 years ago, when the climate of Arabian Peninsula was markedly cooler and wetter than it is today1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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Reefs have been in danger for a long time, but new research published today in the journal One Earth analyzes coral losses throughout the world. Since the 1950s, half of coral reefs have been destroyed, according to the study. Coral reefs and the diversity of fish species they sustain are in significant drop from Australia’s
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BOOK REVIEW 20 September 2021 A meander around many circulatory systems Of hearts, and myriad other ways natural selection has hit on to sustain multicellular life. Henry Nicholls 0 Henry Nicholls Henry Nicholls is a science journalist based in London. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share
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On Sunday, hot and dry weather increased to the difficulties faced by California firefighters fighting to keep flames from spreading farther into a historic sequoia forest, where the base of the world’s largest tree had been wrapped in protective foil. (Photo : Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers) Strong Winds Worsening the Stiuation According to fire authorities, stronger
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NEWS 20 September 2021 Australian funder backflips on controversial preprint ban Scientists welcome the move, but say the funder should have gone further by also reconsidering grant applications previously ruled ineligible. Clare Watson Clare Watson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter
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NATURE BRIEFING 16 September 2021 Daily briefing: How blue food can help feed the world How aquatic foods such as fish, shellfish and seaweed can help build healthy, sustainable and equitable food systems. Plus, preliminary evidence that SARS-CoV-2 might have spilled from animals to people multiple times. Flora Graham Flora Graham View author publications You
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CAREER COLUMN 17 September 2021 Stop undervaluing smaller institutions Far from being inferior, smaller universities can outstrip elite ones in research training and promoting inclusivity. Daphne S. Ling 0 & Kim M. Gerecke 1 Daphne S. Ling Daphne S. Ling is a neuroscience PhD student at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. You can
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COVID-19 has been found in the lions and tigers at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. According to the zoo’s announcement on Friday, six African lions, a Sumatran tiger, and two Amur tigers all tested positive for the coronavirus. That implies the animals passed laboratory tests, but the United States Department of Agriculture must verify the
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CAREER COLUMN 16 September 2021 Discovering allyship at a historically Black university Adrienne Nugent’s postdoctoral programme at Hampton University showed her what it felt like to be a member of a minority group on a committee. Adrienne Nugent 0 Adrienne Nugent Adrienne Nugent is a clinical genomics scientist at Invitae, a biotechnology company in San
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NEWS 16 September 2021 Did the coronavirus jump from animals to people twice? A preliminary analysis of viral genomes suggests the COVID-19 pandemic might have multiple animal origins – but the findings still have to be peer reviewed. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google
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As Tropical Depression Nicholas slowly moves across Texas, residents of Houston are told to remain at home Tuesday night and Louisiana residents, including some still struggling to recover from Hurricane Ida, are told to brace for intensive rain. (Photo : Getty Images) Tropical Depression Nicholas   Even though Nicholas doesn’t gather powerful winds as Ida did
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Targeting genome-editing tools to the right part of the body could become much easier thanks to delivery vehicles made from a viral protein shell1. 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
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In the Earth’s atmosphere, there is a persistent, heat-absorbing particle that does not like water at first, absorbs light, and takes its time going on called ‘black carbon.’ Numerous studies show reducing black carbon emissions reduces near-term global warming, increases agricultural yields, and reduces premature mortality. The Heat-Absorbing Particles in The Earth’s Atmosphere   Black
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Afghanistan: conflict risks local and global health Muhammad Jawad Noon  ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3639-0242 0 Muhammad Jawad Noon Georg August University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via
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The COVID-19 pandemic forced legions of workers to move from centralized offices to kitchen tables. An analysis of the activities of employees at one major technology firm suggests that widespread remote working can curb real-time communication and reduce collaboration between groups1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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 Light rain in Spain gave firefighters combating the “monster” wildfire on Monday some breathing space. This fire has killed one firefighter, forcing approximately 2,600 residents from their homes. (Photo : Getty Images) The Monster Wildfire  The regional government said about 51 water-dropping planes and 500 firefighters have been making effort to stop the fire, with
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CORRESPONDENCE 14 September 2021 Africa: invest in local manufacturing of COVID-19 vaccines James Ayodele 0 & Sylvain Boko 1 James Ayodele Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union Commission, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Sylvain Boko Coalition for Dialogue on Africa, African Union
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Even without fizzy drinks and sweets, an extinct primate had the same dental problems as modern humans, according to fossils — providing the earliest known evidence of mammals with cavities1. 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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Scientists at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and National Jewish Health published Research findings on the 13th of September in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology which show that climate change has boosted ground-level ozone – a respiratory irritant that is affecting Colorado residents. (Photo : Getty Images) High Temperature  Climate change
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Download PDF Sugar-cane research in Barbados goes back to colonial times. The breeding programme of the West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, where I work, began in 1888. The operation is owned by its members, including countries across the West Indies and three Florida sugar companies. I was fascinated by this network as an
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CAREER FEATURE 13 September 2021 Springboard to science: the institutions that shaped Black researchers’ careers Historically Black colleges and universities offer personal and professional support that predominantly white US institutions do not. Virginia Gewin 0 & David Payne Virginia Gewin Virginia Gewin is a freelance writer in Portland, Oregon. View author publications You can also
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Researchers discovered that the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil leak, which occurred more than ten years ago, are still doing havoc on the region’s marine life, notably oysters, which acquired crippling tissue abnormalities known as metaplasia. In the same tissue, metaplasia refers to the replacement of one differentiated somatic cell type with another differentiated
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NEWS 09 September 2021 COVID advances win US$3-million Breakthrough prizes Pioneers of mRNA vaccines and next-generation sequencing techniques are among the winners of science’s most lucrative awards. Zeeya Merali Zeeya Merali View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share
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