Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
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Physicists show how to encode three quantum bits using just two.
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Mount Ontake's eruption killed at least 12 people. Could a better early-warning system have saved them?
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Not all water in the Solar System today could have formed here, researchers say.
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Isotope analysis could help in the rush to save South Africa's cycads from extinction.
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'Left-handed' electrons destroy certain organic molecules faster than their mirror versions.
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No mysterious migration required to explain how chipping technique appeared in different continents.
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Challenge ahead is to ensure that the enthusiasm translates into firm commitments.
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Scientists must ensure that the ambitious plan of Turkey’s president does not move forward without a thorough impact assessment, says Derin Orhon.
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The week in science: NASA mission reaches Mars, Arctic sea-ice hits annual minimum, and extreme drought fuels California fires.
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Activist Marina Silva is gaining ground in presidential polls.
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Easy-to-make perovskite films rival silicon for efficiency.
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A hospital in Sierra Leone has struggled to continue its research amid the worst Ebola outbreak in history.
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The United States has plenty of strong winds offshore, but it has struggled to harness them for energy.
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Neptune-sized orb is smallest alien world known to have water vapour.
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The country's first mission to another world successfully enters the red planet's orbit.
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Teamwork at centre of Chinese Academy of Sciences reform.
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US and UN mobilizations are welcome but overdue.
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Strategy lauded, but some fear it is lax on agricultural use.
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FDA will continue to monitor safety from health records.
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