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.
June 7, 2017
Remains from Morocco dated to 315,000 years ago push back our species' origins by 100,000 years — and suggest we didn't evolve only in East Africa.
June 6, 2017
Presence of particular microbes or enzymes could explain why some treatments are ineffective for certain people.
June 1, 2017
Brain cells in monkeys are tuned to react to specific combinations of features, rather than to a whole face.
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.
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