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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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The Biden administration aims to protect workers and communities from severe heat following an extremely hot summer that incited an aggressive wildfire aggravated by drought which led to hundreds of deaths from the Pacific Northwest to hurricane-impacted Louisiana. (Photo : Getty Images) The Silent Killer  Under a plan publicized on Monday, the departments of Labor,
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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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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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The bandicoots, often known as ‘snout pokes,’ are small nocturnal marsupials native to Australia, that has been saved from extinction by conservation authorities. The Once-Extinct Animal Reintroduced to The Endangered Species The Eastern Barred Bandicoot inhabited the grassy plains of Victoria’s southwest until it was nearly wiped out by feral cats, non-native foxes, and habitat
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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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Download PDF A migraine pulsed through the right side of Dana’s skull as she gazed at her boyfriend Coll, her eyes half-shut against the bright lights of the ShareShare medical chamber. Coll chuckled good-naturedly as he focused on his phone. An attendant affixed sensors to his body. “I need to show you this vid later.”
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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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Even the most ardent supporters of traditional whaling in the Faroe Islands have condemned the “cruel and unnecessary” slaughter of a superpod of nearly 1,500 dolphins on Sunday, which was herded into shallow waters off Skálabotnur beach on the island of Eysturoy and left to writhe for hours before being slaughtered. (Photo : Getty Images) The
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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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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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BOOK REVIEW 13 September 2021 Marauding elephants, menacing macaques and epicurean bears As humans encroach on the habitat of wild animals, is it any surprise that they advance upon ours? Josie Glausiusz 0 Josie Glausiusz Josie Glausiusz is a science journalist in Israel.Twitter: @josiegz View author publications You can also search for this author in
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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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