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Best features of 2015

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:21am

A selection of the best and most popular long reads from Nature this year.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19008

Comment pieces of 2015

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:21am

Our editors' pick of this year’s most influential expert opinions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19010

In your own words

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 8:21am

Highlights of the correspondence we received from readers in 2015.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19011

2015 in ten cartoons

Tue, 12/22/2015 - 6:21am

From CRISPR to climate change, corruption to chemical synthesis, David Parkins’s wry illustrations found the heart of every Nature Comment piece they graced.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19012

Books & Arts of 2015

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 1:21pm

The top picks from Nature ’s coverage of science and culture.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19013

Top multimedia picks

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 12:21pm

From headless worms to driverless cars, via the epigenome and the sphere of Archimedes: it's our multimedia editors' top picks of 2015.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19053

Hellish conditions a scientific gold mine for drilling project

Mon, 12/21/2015 - 6:21am

Attempt to reach earthquake source fell short but yielded surprisingly hot rocks.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19056

Magnetic mystery of Earth's early core explained

Sat, 12/19/2015 - 4:21pm

Competing ideas suggest how sloshing motions could maintain a primordial magnetic field.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19058

China’s dark-matter satellite launches era of space science

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 2:21pm

'Monkey King' is first in a line of Chinese space missions focused on scientific discovery.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19059

Atom-thin 'borophene' joins 2D materials club

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 10:21am

Graphene inspires atom-thin acolyte made from pure boron.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19060

The week in science: 11–17 December 2015

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 8:21am

Fusion machine fires up; chemicals mega-merger; and AIDS funding is cut.

Nature 528 312 doi: 10.1038/528312a

Cancer studies clash over mechanisms of malignancy

Fri, 12/18/2015 - 4:21am

Debate surrounds relative importance of environmental and intrinsic factors.

Nature 528 317 doi: 10.1038/528317a

German researchers pledge help in refugee crisis

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 5:21pm

Social scientists launch integration studies and warn of need to counter rising xenophobia.

Nature 528 320 doi: 10.1038/528320a

The science myths that will not die

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 2:21pm

False beliefs and wishful thinking about the human experience are common. They are hurting people — and holding back science.

Nature 528 322 doi: 10.1038/528322a

Lakes warm worldwide

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:21am

Temperature rise outpaces warming of atmosphere, and threatens aquatic ecosystems.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19034

Nepal earthquake caused fewer landslides than feared

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:21am

Satellite images show some mountains unscathed.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19038

European medical research escapes stifling privacy laws

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:21am

Proposed legislation had threatened the use of genomic and clinical data in medical studies.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19054

Biggest mystery in mathematics in limbo after cryptic meeting

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 9:21am

Confusion still surrounds abc conjecture, but Oxford gathering boosts prospects for resolution.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.19035

Yellow Sea talks raise hopes for marine science

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:21am

Negotiations between South Korea and China to demarcate boundary could aid research.

Nature 528 318 doi: 10.1038/528318a

Use data to challenge mental-health stigma

Thu, 12/17/2015 - 8:21am

Web surveys of attitudes towards mental illness reveal the size of the problem — and offer a way to find fixes, says Neil Seeman.

Nature 528 309 doi: 10.1038/528309a