A device-independent quantum key distribution system for distant users

A system based on trapped rubidium atoms for generating quantum secure keys between distant users is presented, which could operate in a device-independent fashion. | Continue reading


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Net-zero commitments could limit warming to below 2 °C

Pledged climate policies predicted to cap global temperature increase. | Continue reading


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Competing paradigms of obesity: energy balance versus carbohydrate-insulin

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Curving the Space by Non-Hermiticity

The understanding and control of non-Hermitian phenomena is becoming every day more important. Here the authors establish the duality between non-Hermiticity and curved spaces. It unfolds a geometric root of non-Hermitian phenomena and provides a study and tailor non-Hermiticity … | Continue reading


@nature.com | 19 days ago

Stop misusing data when hiring academics

Social-media impact, university rankings and online-aggregator metrics are broken — better ways to assess researchers are needed. | Continue reading


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Unexplained post-acute infection syndromes

Certain acute infections (including SARS-CoV-2) are associated with an unexplained chronic disability in a minority of patients; this Review summarizes what is known about these understudied and complex illnesses. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 21 days ago

Quantized current steps due to the a.c. coherent quantum phase-slip effect

Direct observation of the physical dual a.c. Josephson effect, a series of quantized current steps in a superconducting nanowire, is reported and may offer a way to establish new metrological standards for currents. | Continue reading


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‘The entire protein universe’: AI predicts shape of nearly every known protein

DeepMind’s AlphaFold tool has determined the structures of around 200 million proteins. | Continue reading


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Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 interactions with cells via scanning electron microscopy

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South Korea set for first Moon mission

The Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter, or Danuri, has captivated scientists and the public. | Continue reading


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AI predicts shape of nearly every known protein

DeepMind’s AlphaFold tool has determined the structures of around 200 million proteins, from almost every known organism on Earth. | Continue reading


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Diverse mantle components w invariant O2 isotopes in2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption

The 2021 eruption in the Reykjanes Peninsula of Iceland was the first in 800 years and was supplied by melts from diverse mantle source domains with near-identical oxygen isotope ratios, providing a unique insight into the Icelandic mantle plume. | Continue reading


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Support Europe’s bold vision for responsible research assessment

There have been many initiatives to combat the distorting effect of research assessment exercises. The latest looks like it might work | Continue reading


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Carbon dating hampered by rising fossil-fuel emissions

Archaeologists will increasingly have to rely on other techniques as emissions continue to alter the composition of carbon isotopes in air. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 22 days ago

Carbon dating hampered by rising fossil-fuel emissions

Archaeologists will increasingly have to rely on other techniques as emissions continue to alter the composition of carbon isotopes in air. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 23 days ago

Machine learning could fuel a reproducibility crisis in science

‘Data leakage’ threatens the reliability of machine-learning use across disciplines, researchers warn. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 23 days ago

Make greenhouse-gas accounting reliable – build interoperable systems

Global integrated reporting is essential if the planet is to achieve net-zero emissions. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 24 days ago

Gamma entrainment attenuates amyloid load and modifies microglia (2016)

Mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease show reduced, behaviourally driven gamma oscillations before the onset of plaque formation or cognitive decline; driving neurons to oscillate at gamma frequency (40 Hz) reduces levels of amyloid-β peptides. | Continue reading


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HistoML, markup language for histopathological features in pathology images

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Prevalence, age of decision, and interpersonal judgements of childfree adults

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Definitions and implications of climate-neutral aviation

Non-CO2 effects must be addressed for climate-neutral aviation but are currently ignored in international climate policies. The authors provide a framework with different definitions of climate neutrality, then show how technological and demand-side mitigation efforts can help to … | Continue reading


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Greyhound racing ideal path generation based on jerk rate minimization

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Light-based sensors set to revolutionize on-site testing

Nanophotonic biosensors exploit light’s properties to detect molecular interactions in real time at the point of need. | Continue reading


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The Gravity of Rockfalls

Andrin Caviezel runs alpine experiments to predict the destructive potential of tumbling rocks | Continue reading


@nature.com | 25 days ago

Unpicking the link between smell and memories

The ability of aromas to bring back highly specific memories is becoming better understood, and could be used to boost and heal our brains. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 25 days ago

How to shrink AI’s ballooning carbon footprint

Emissions data for different locations could help researchers to reduce the environmental cost of machine-learning experiments. | Continue reading


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Diet: Effects on gut microbiome in the pathophysiology of mental disorders

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Laser-fusion facility heads back to the drawing board

US scientists evaluate their options after failing to replicate record-setting experiment from 2021. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 26 days ago

Prior Omicron infection protects against BA.4 and BA.5 variants

Catching an earlier version of SARS-CoV-2 — particularly Omicron — provides some immunity against the two fast-spreading lineages. | Continue reading


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Emerging signals of declining forest resilience under climate change

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Sun exposure stimulates appetite in males

Ultraviolet radiation exerts differential effects in men and women. Parikh et al. reveal that solar exposure on the skin triggers food-seeking behaviour in males, but not females, through a mechanism dependent on ghrelin secretion from skin adipocytes. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 1 month ago

The true legacy of Gregor Mendel: careful, rigorous and humble science

The friar’s experiments laid the groundwork for genetics — and his understated approach to his work is inspirational. | Continue reading


@nature.com | 1 month ago

Did Einstein say that? (2018)

As the physicist’s collected papers reach volume 15, Andrew Robinson sifts through the quotes attributed to him. | Continue reading


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Battery cost declines raise prospects of all-electric container shipping

The maritime shipping industry is heavily energy-consuming and highly polluting, and, as such, is urgently seeking low-emission options. Here the authors examine the feasibility of battery-electric ships and show that the battery price declines could facilitate the electrificatio … | Continue reading


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Mega-map of Milky Way adds depth to stars’ motions

The European Gaia mission’s ever-improving catalogue has become astronomers’ standard reference for the Galaxy. | Continue reading


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Pathogenic fungus entices male flies into fatal matings with female cadavers

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Transatlantic spread of avian H5N1 by wild birds in 2021

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Sub-second periodicity in a fast radio burst [pdf]

Analysis of the pulse profile of a fast radio burst showed sub-second periodicity, providing evidence for a neutron-star origin of the event and favouring emission arising from the magnetosphere. | Continue reading


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Hyperbaric oxygen therapy improves neurocognitive post-Covid functions, symptoms

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Major wildlife report struggles to tally humanity’s exploitation of species

People use roughly 50,000 plants and animals for food and income, but scientists say the estimate is conservative. | Continue reading


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Relativistic Bohmian trajectories of photons via weak measurements

Making Bohmian mechanics fully compatible with special relativity is still an ongoing challenge. Here, the authors make a further step in this direction by providing a way of constructing the relativistic Bohmian-type velocity field of single photons which is operationally based … | Continue reading


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A guide to Plan B: the UK’s vague strategy for post-Brexit science funding

With the United Kingdom ever more likely to leave the European Union's science-funding programmes, we look at the alternative. | Continue reading


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Hawaii law could break years-long astronomy impasse

A group including Native Hawaiians will now manage the mountain Maunakea, where Indigenous rights and astronomy have collided. | Continue reading


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Odd living matter defies the golden rule of mechanics

Non-reciprocal interactions in groups of starfish embryos. | Continue reading


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The radical plan for vaccine equity

Charity failed to provide adequate vaccines for the global south. Now, 15 countries are seeing whether an open-science model can end a dangerous legacy of dependency. | Continue reading


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Ex-Google chief’s venture aims to save neglected science software

Schmidt Futures is creating the US$40-million Virtual Institute of Scientific Software to fund the maintenance of researcher-written code. | Continue reading


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Proximity-induced superconductivity in topological-insulator nanowires

Topological insulator nanowires are interesting because, in the presence of superconductivity, they may host elusive Majorana fermions. Here, superconductivity in (Bi1−xSbx)2Te3 topological-insulator nanowires is realized by using palladium diffusion, providing a tunable platform … | Continue reading


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Ex-Google chief’s venture aims to save neglected science software

Schmidt Futures is creating the US$40-million Virtual Institute of Scientific Software to fund the maintenance of researcher-written code. | Continue reading


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