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EDITORIAL 28 September 2021 Concrete needs to lose its colossal carbon footprint Concrete will be crucial for much-needed climate-resilient construction. But the cement industry must set out its plan for decarbonization. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Cement manufacturing (such as that at
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In early 2020, scorching temperatures and prolonged droughts were fuelling bush fires across Australia. The blazes eventually killed an estimated 400 people and more than one billion animals — and prompted fire scientist David Bowman and his colleagues to write an article in Nature urging the Australian government to create a national wildfire-monitoring agency. Compiling
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BOOK REVIEW 28 September 2021 From gold to Bitcoin and beyond An economist envisions a mostly cashless future, which could make finance more inclusive. Paola Subacchi 0 Paola Subacchi Paola Subacchi is professor of international economics and chair of the advisory board at the Global Policy Institute at Queen Mary, University of London. View author
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The Largest utility in California has been taken to court for involuntary manslaughter and other crimes due to the deaths of four people caused by Northern California wildfire in 2021. (Photo : Getty Images) Zogg Fire casualties On Friday, prosecutors publicized they had filed a 31-count complaint claiming Pacific Gas and Electric Co. are to
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Download PDF My job here at Apeel, a food-systems technology company in Goleta, California, is to unlock how genes and metabolites, or products of food breakdown, control the degradation of fruits such as mango and avocado. The company uses plant-based coatings to double the shelf life of produce and reduce waste from a range of
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NATURE INDEX 24 September 2021 Coral conservation strikes a balance Australia–Fiji collaboration matches community needs with reef protection. Clare Watson 0 Clare Watson Clare Watson is a freelance writer in Wollongong, Australia. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
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Download PDF Another slip. A tiny one. Another lurch, a huge one. Another — Her teeth sunk into her lips, drawing blood. She was not going to scream. She was not. She was not going to give anyone that satisfaction. Assuming anyone was even listening. Probably not. But she could not — would not —
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A catalyst containing nickel and iron can degrade the main waste product from urine to generate electricity and harmless by-products1. 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 will be finalised during
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An array of 30 lasers that acts as a single light source represents a key step towards the development of large-scale, high-powered lasers on a microchip1. 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
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Recent reports have emerged that severe COVID-19 effects include ‘unusually persistent delirium’, an acutely disturbed state of mind that can be caused by several disorders. It turns out that being severely infected by COVID-19 virus also triggers similar traits to the sickest hospitalized patients, up to 80% of ICU patients, according to initial investigations. Loss
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Researchers are developing artificial intelligence to evaluate climate change tipping points. The deep learning program might serve as an early warning system for climate change that has gotten out of hand. (Photo : Pixabay) Chris Bauch, an applied mathematics professor at the University of Waterloo, co-authors a recent research paper detailing the new deep-learning algorithm’s
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NATURE INDEX 24 September 2021 Sustainable Development Goals research speaks to city strengths and priorities Collaboration between coastal communities and sprawling metropolises helps the drive to meet UN targets. Bec Crew 0 Bec Crew Senior editor View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on
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Residents are wondering how climate change is generating increasingly devastating tropical storms after another record hurricane season. The people living along America’s coastlines have undoubtedly felt the effects of a hectic and devastating hurricane season, and experts believe climate change is a role in how intense hurricane seasons have grown in recent years. 2021 Atlantic
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An experimental COVID-19 vaccine that uses an atypical ingredient to stimulate an immune response shows promise against several variants of the coronavirus — at least in monkeys. 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
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arising from T. Takahashi et al. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-2700-3 (2020) The sex disparity in COVID-19 mortality varies widely and is of uncertain origin. In their recent Article, Takahashi et al.1 assess immune phenotype in a sample of patients with COVID-19 and conclude that the “immune landscape in COVID-19 patients is considerably different between the sexes”, warranting
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NATURE PODCAST 22 September 2021 The floating sensors inspired by seeds How tiny seed-like sensors could monitor the environment, and the latest from the Nature Briefing. Benjamin Thompson & Noah Baker Benjamin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Noah Baker View author publications You can also
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Around the world, night is marked by the male crickets’ chirps, sounds they make by rubbing raspy modified forewings together in an effort to attract females. But artificial lights can disrupt these melodies, experiments show1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1
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In 2006, school kids in New Zealand discovered the fossilized remains of a penguin the size of a ten-year-old child. The giant bird turns out to be a new species of penguin that, thanks to its long legs, was taller than any of its modern relatives1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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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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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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