Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

Create an artificial-intelligence platform for the planet, urges Lucas N. Joppa.

Lucas N. Joppa

Nature, 2017

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China has a lucrative market for fake research reagents. Some scientists are fighting back.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2017

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Gaps in the fossil record have limited our understanding of how Homo sapiens evolved. The discovery in Morocco of the earliest known H. sapiens fossils might revise our ideas about human evolution in Africa.

Chris Stringer and Julia Galway-Witham

Nature, 2017

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The ability to become nearly any cell type is restricted to eggs, sperm and primitive stem cells in very early embryos. Maintaining this pluripotent state in vitro comes at a cost.

Thomas P. Zwaka

Nature, 2017

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An experimental procedure is exposing the links between the nervous and immune systems. Could it be the start of a revolution?

Douglas Fox

Nature, 2017

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Research on collective recall takes on new importance in a post-fact world.

Laura Spinney

Nature, 2017

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With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.

Erica Gies

Nature, 2016

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