Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

Humans are masters of dexterity. But robots are catching up.

Richard Hodson

Nature, 2018

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

Lucas N. Joppa

Nature, 2017

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The womb was thought to be sterile. Some scientists argue it’s where the microbiome begins.

Cassandra Willyard

Nature, 2018

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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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There are reasons to be optimistic that the world will break its addiction to fossil fuels. But time is running out.

Jeff Tollefson

Nature, 2018

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Learning more about how pollutants enter and damage the body would reduce disease and deaths, say Jos Lelieveld and Ulrich Pöschl.

Jos Lelieveld and Ulrich Pöschl

Nature, 2017

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A campaign to increase preimplantation genetic diagnosis could put the country on the path towards eliminating certain diseases.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2017

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Evolution favours the body form best adapted to the local environment, but it can also favour rare forms. Stickleback experiments reveal how these two selection forces can interact, and how this can limit population divergence.

David N. Reznick and Joseph Travis

Nature, 2017

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Artificial intelligence and brain-computer interfaces must respect and preserve people’s privacy, identity, agency and equality, say Rafael Yuste, Sara Goering and colleagues.

Rafael Yuste and Sara Goering et al.

Nature, 2017

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Genetically identical primates offer the best models of human disease, but raise ethical issues.

David Cyranoski

Nature, 2019

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