SARS-CoV-2 disrupts host epigenetic regulation via histone mimicry

Histone mimicry helps SARS-CoV-2 disrupt host-cell transcription. | Continue reading


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Last Stand in the Amazon

Drug runners, gold miners and loggers are rapidly invading the remote Peruvian Amazon, home to isolated people and a wealth of biodiversity. Nature met the researchers and Indigenous communities fighting to stop the destruction. | Continue reading


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Neolithic culinary traditions revealed by pottery from Scottish crannogs

Despite archaeobotanical evidence for domesticated cereals, organic residue evidence is scarce. Here, the authors identify cereal-specific markers in pottery from Scottish ‘crannogs’, revealing the presence of cereals in Neolithic pottery which might have been mixed with dairy pr … | Continue reading


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Discovering faster matrix multiplication algorithms with reinforcement learning

A reinforcement learning approach based on AlphaZero is used to discover efficient and provably correct algorithms for matrix multiplication, finding faster algorithms for a variety of matrix sizes. | Continue reading


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100k coronavirus genomes reveal Covid's evolution in Africa

Massive SARS-CoV-2 sequencing project in Africa brings global benefits. | Continue reading


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Geneticist who unmasked lives of ancient humans wins medicine Nobel

Svante Pääbo has made stunning discoveries about human evolution using ancient DNA — and his work helped to spawn the competitive field of palaeogenomics. | Continue reading


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Fast molecular decomposition of polyethylene with wax worm saliva

The crucial first step in the biodegradation of polyethylene plastic is oxidation of the polymer. This has traditionally required abiotic pre-treatment, but now Bertocchini and colleagues report two wax worm enzymes capable of catalyzing this oxidation and subsequent degradation … | Continue reading


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Will there be a Covid winter wave? What scientists say

Emerging variants and waning immunity are likely to push infections higher in the northern hemisphere as influenza also makes a comeback. | Continue reading


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Practical transparent verifiable and long-term reproducible research using Guix

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Evidence has been mounting that bacteria are linked to cancer

Studies that scrutinized thousands of tumour samples provide the clearest link yet between cancer and fungi — but more research is needed. | Continue reading


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Brain on Psychedelics

Mind-altering drugs are shaking up medicine — but how they actually work remains a mystery. A flurry of imaging studies could clarify the picture. | Continue reading


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70% of researchers have failed to reproduce another scientist's experiments

Survey sheds light on the ‘crisis’ rocking research. | Continue reading


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Machine assembly automated carbohydrate synthesizer: more than 1k sugar units

Automated synthesis of long, structurally well-defined carbohydrates. | Continue reading


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The NALCN channel regulates metastasis and nonmalignant cell dissemination

The ion channel NALCN regulates cell shedding in mice and enhances metastasis in mouse models of cancer. Disseminated cells without oncogenic mutations form normal structures at secondary sites, suggesting that cell shedding is a physiological process that is hijacked during tumo … | Continue reading


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The Psychedelic Escape from Depression

Clinical trials suggest that psilocybin — the active ingredient in magic mushrooms — can provide durable remission from an increasingly common mental health condition. | Continue reading


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Why scientists fear monkeypox spreading in wild animals

Monkeypox rampant in wildlife would make the virus impossible to control, warn scientists. | Continue reading


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Economic estimation of Bitcoin mining’s climate damages

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Psychedelic microdosing hits a rough patch in clinical trials

Recent results cast doubt on claims that small amounts of these drugs can benefit mental health. | Continue reading


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Fossils reveal the deep roots of jawed vertebrates

Ancient fish from the Silurian period provide evolutionary insights. | Continue reading


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Opportunities in Biomedical AI

Multimodal artificial intelligence models could unlock many exciting applications in health and medicine; this Review outlines the most promising uses and the technical pitfalls to avoid. | Continue reading


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Room-temperature-superconductor claim is retracted

Retraction undermines the bold claim by physicists who said their material conducted electricity without resistance at 15 ˚C. | Continue reading


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Neuromorphic object localization using resistive memory, ultrasonic transducers

The real-world object localization application needs a low-latency and power efficient computing system. Here, Moro et al. demonstrate a neuromorphic in-memory event driven system, inspired by the barn owl’s neuroanatomy, which is orders of magnitude more energy efficient than mi … | Continue reading


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Tiny Robots Have Successfully Cleared Pneumonia from the Lungs of Mice

Biohybrid microrobots consisting of nanoparticle-modified microalgae are constructed for active drug delivery in the lungs. In an acute bacterial pneumonia model, the microrobots effectively reduce bacterial burden and lessen animal mortality. | Continue reading


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Nanoparticle-modified microrobots for antibiotic delivery to treat pneumonia

Biohybrid microrobots consisting of nanoparticle-modified microalgae are constructed for active drug delivery in the lungs. In an acute bacterial pneumonia model, the microrobots effectively reduce bacterial burden and lessen animal mortality. | Continue reading


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Retraction of Roomtemperature superconductivity in a carbonaceous sulfur hydride

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An integrated magneto-optic modulator for cryogenic applications

A current-driven modulator based on the magneto-optic effect can operate at temperatures as low as 4 K and offer data rates of up to 2 Gbps with an energy consumption below 4 pJ per bit of transferred information. | Continue reading


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China’s Mars rover finds hints of catastrophic floods

Radar images reveal clues to the history of a largely unexplored region. | Continue reading


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Scientists traced a new coronavirus lineage to one office – through sewage

Researchers are hunting through waste water for heavily mutated SARS-CoV-2 variants that could be the next Omicron. | Continue reading


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Battery-free wireless imaging of underwater environments

The authors present an approach to underwater imaging, which does not require tethering or batteries. The low-power camera uses power from harvested acoustic energy and communicates colour images wirelessly via acoustic backscatter. | Continue reading


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‘Papermill alarm’ software flags potentially fake papers

The text-analysis tool could be used to help detect bogus research submitted to journals. | Continue reading


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Four Golden Lessons

Advice to students at the start of their scientific careers. | Continue reading


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Global dietary quality in 185 countries from 1990 to 2018 show wide differences

Dietary quality is reported at the global, regional and national level across 185 countries. Though diet quality increased modestly since 1990 at the global level, in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa it did not improve. In some regions, children’s dietary quality is lower than t … | Continue reading


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Halted export scenarios from Russia and Ukraine raise CO2 and food insecurity

Global agricultural markets can partially compensate for halted crop exports from Ukraine and Russia by increasing wheat and maize production in other areas, but carbon emissions and global food insecurity will also increase. | Continue reading


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A cleaner future for flight – aviation needs a radical redesign

Efficiency and clean fuels won’t be enough. Governments and industry must experiment with other approaches to bring the climate impact of aviation close to zero. | Continue reading


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Fitness tracking: task-specific associations of memory, mental health&activity

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Living material assembly of bacteriogenic protocells

A bacteriogenic strategy for constructing membrane-bounded, molecularly crowded, and compositionally, structurally and morphologically complex synthetic cells provides opportunities for the fabrication of new synthetic cell modules and augmented living/synthetic cell constructs. | Continue reading


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Production of high loading insulin nanoparticles suitable for oral delivery

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Synthetic embryos complete gastrulation to neurulation and organogenesis

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Long-term cardiac pathology in individuals with mild initial Covid-19 illness

In individuals with long-term cardiac symptoms after an initially mild course of COVID-19 illness, magnetic resonance imaging and measurement of cardiac injury biomarkers commonly detected ongoing cardiac inflammation but not structural heart disease. | Continue reading


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Experimental verification of the field theory of specific heat

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Constructing covalent organic nanoarchitectures via scanning probe manipulation

Tailoring the size and connectivity of organic nanostructures is challenging but is often key in molecular electronics for tuning the properties of the quantum materials. Now an approach has been developed for building low-dimensional covalent architectures block by block on a su … | Continue reading


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Ukraine nuclear plant: what happens if it releases a radioactive plume?

An atmospheric scientist describes how researchers would track a toxic cloud in the case of an accident at the occupied Zaporizhzhia power station. | Continue reading


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Retinas revived after donor's death open door to new science

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A brainstem map for visceral sensations

In vivo two-photon calcium imaging analyses of sensory inputs from the gastrointestinal tract and upper airways in mice reveal spatial organization and coding principles of the interoceptive nervous system. | Continue reading


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Almost Half of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable

Data show that smoking, drinking alcohol and obesity are the biggest contributors to cancer worldwide. | Continue reading


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Drought-Induced Civil Conflict Among the Ancient Maya

The influence of climate on premodern civil conflict and societal instability is debated. Here, the authors combine archeological, historical, and paleoclimatic datasets to show that drought between 1400-1450 cal. CE escalated civil conflict at Mayapan, the largest Postclassic Ma … | Continue reading


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Livestock land use zoonotic coronavirus transmission risks from rhinolophid bats

A quantitative analysis of human encroachment into wildlife habitats highlights that horseshoe bats occur in hotspots of forest fragmentation, livestock density and human populations—particularly in China—increasing the risk of SARS-related zoonotic pathogen spillover. | Continue reading


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Antibody fragment discovered that neutralizes all major Covid-19 variants

SARS-CoV-2 variants have accumulated multiple defining mutations within their spike glycoproteins. Here, the authors report a structural basis for broad neutralization of several variants by a heavy chain antibody fragment and provide a mutational analysis focusing on antibody ev … | Continue reading


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