Bird beaks show how evolution shifts gear, getting to Proxima b, and have physicists made metallic hydrogen?
Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you their favourite from January, 'The last robot' by S. L. Huang.
Moonshots, frameworks, catapults – how best to name your science project? Plus, the implications for science of Trump’s first days in office, and the perils of trying to reproduce others’ work.
This week, outer space law, predictive policing and enhancing the wisdom of the crowds.
This week, communication between viruses, reproducing cancer studies, and explaining ‘fairy circles’.
Physics in the late nineteenth century was increasingly concerned with things that couldn't be seen. From these invisible realms shot x-rays, discovered by accident by the German scientist William...
This week, ridding New Zealand of rats, making choices in the grocery store, and what to expect in 2017.
It’s our bumper end-of-year show, with a 2016 round-up, holiday reading picks, science carols, word games and more.
This week, a spray that boosts plant growth and resilience, 3-million-year old hominin footprints, and the seahorse genome.
In the early twentieth century physicists had become deeply entangled in the implications of the quantum theory. Was the world at its smallest scales continuous, or built of discrete units? It all...
This week, the benefits of randomness, correcting brain waves soothes Alzheimer’s, and the DNA of liberated slaves.
Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Adam Levy reads you his favourite from November, ’Melissa' by Troy Stieglitz.
This week, CRISPR’s rival stumbles, Pluto’s icy heart, and is mitochondrial replacement ready for the clinic?
Tracking whale shark DNA in seawater, the human computers behind early astronomy, building materials with a microscope, and a new synchrotron starts up in the Middle East.
Donald Trump’s impact on research and climate action, and how Nature should discuss politics.
This week, your brain on cannabis, testing CRISPR in a human, and what it might be like to live on Mars.
The first issue of Nature looked very different from today's magazine. It opened with poetry and was written for a general audience. We hear how Nature began, and how it became the iconic science...
This week, CERN for the brain, modelling the effects of a climate tax on food, a brain-spine interface helps paralysed monkeys walk, and what Trump's win might mean for science.
This week, the earliest humans to roam Australia, Werner Herzog’s new film about volcanoes, and are astronomers turning a blind eye to competing theories?
Futures is Nature's weekly science fiction slot. Shamini Bundell reads you her favourite from Month, ’The sixth circle' by J. W. Armstrong.