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 21, 2017
Geophysicists are ramping up their efforts to monitor major undersea faults for movement, and search for signs of the next catastrophic quake.
June 20, 2017
Fossils from ancient hippo ancestor suggest that grass helped the animals to conquer a continent.
June 19, 2017
DNA of 234-year-old tree has few mutations, giving weight to idea that plants protect their stem cells.
June 9, 2017
Population crash feared amid a fad for badger meat.
June 7, 2017
European Commission reveals widespread delays by the country’s authorities to halt spread of deadly plant disease.
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.
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