Biology and other science news items from Nature News, the popular science syndication arm of the premier international science publisher, the Nature Publishing Group. Nature News is an authoritative and accessible online roundup of what's new in science research.
May 31, 2017
Ecologists are increasingly looking at how richness of traits — rather than number of species — helps set the health of ecosystems.
May 30, 2017
Genetic analysis reveals a close relationship with Middle Easterners, not central Africans.
May 30, 2017
Officials have signed off on an experimental vaccine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but the decision on whether to deploy it remains up in the air.
May 16, 2017
Cornerstone of modern science immortalized in concrete.
May 3, 2017
Ancient rock art research could piece together how the peoples who lived in the region some 5,700 years ago interacted.
April 28, 2017
Report prompts warnings that the polar region is 'unravelling'.
April 27, 2017
For the first time, researchers have identified DNA of human relatives without the need to find their bones, opening new window into the past.
April 25, 2017
Genetic map showing how dog breeds are related provides a wealth of information about their origins.
March 21, 2017
Editors are more likely to select reviewers of the same gender.
March 17, 2017
Treatment reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke, but might not live up to outsized expectations.
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