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People with the paradoxical condition called sleep misperception are convinced that they’ve been awake even when their brain activity shows that they were sound asleep. New results suggest that the mismatch stems from brain activity resembling that recorded during wakefulness — but occurring as people sleep1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy
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NEWS 29 October 2021 The search for people who never get COVID An international team of researchers want to find people who are genetically resistant to SARS-CoV-2, in the hope of developing new drugs and treatments. Smriti Mallapaty Smriti Mallapaty View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share
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The once severely soon extinct animal, North Atlantic right humpbacks have reached their lowest current population in over 20 years, according to experts. The wildlife has been declining sharply beginning roughly in the year 2011 and researchers believe people are mostly the responsible of this occurrence. According to the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium, the humpback
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NEWS 28 October 2021 UK research funding to grow slower than hoped Budget includes Horizon Europe funding, but worries about access linger. Holly Else Holly Else View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail
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NATURE PODCAST 27 October 2021 Genomics unwraps mystery of the Tarim mummies The unexpected origins of a 4,000-year-old people, protecting your ‘digital presence’ and what to expect from COP26. Nick Petrić Howe & Shamini Bundell Nick Petrić Howe View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Shamini Bundell View
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Move over, early bloomers: baby bats might be the most precocious younglings of the animal kingdom. Researchers have found that, from day zero, newborn Egyptian fruit bats can use the built-in sonar that allows the creatures to navigate in total darkness1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal
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NATURE INDEX 27 October 2021 The high burden of infectious disease Human and economic costs highlight the need for fresh approaches in research. Catherine Armitage 0 Catherine Armitage Catherine Armitage is chief editor of Nature Index. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on
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NEWS ROUND-UP 27 October 2021 COVID reinfections, asteroid mission and tuskless elephants The latest science news, in brief. Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via E-Mail Download PDF The Lucy spacecraft, shown here in an artist’s rendering, will fly by six Trojan asteroids near Jupiter.Credit:
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Scientists are currently trying to confirm a record-breaking temblor. If they succeed, it would fundamentally alter how geologists see earthquakes. (Photo : Getty Images) World’s Deepest Earthquake  A great number of earthquakes occur within a few hundred miles of the Earth’s surface. Scientists were perplexed six years ago when the globe was shocked by deep-seated
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In coastal cities around the world, artificial coastal infrastructure is likely to swallow up significant proportions of the remaining unspoilt coastal areas in the next 25 years, modelling shows1. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 €
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INNOVATIONS IN 26 October 2021 Gene Therapy Is Coming of Age Various approaches are approved for treating blood cancers and a few rare disorders—they may soon become standard care. Lauren Gravitz 0 Lauren Gravitz Contributing Editor View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on
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Download PDF Theoretical-physics concepts can be hard for anyone to visualize. As a person with albinism, a genetic condition that impairs vision, I face particular challenges. In this picture, taken in June at my former office at University College London, I’m sitting in front of a blackboard filled with mathematical equations describing quantum states. I
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CORRESPONDENCE 25 October 2021 Brazil’s scientists face 90% budget cut Alicia J. Kowaltowski 0 Alicia J. Kowaltowski University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via E-Mail Share via
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NEWS 22 October 2021 Ancient DNA points to origins of modern domestic horses Genetic analysis shows that the ancestors of all modern horses lived in the Western Eurasian steppes more than 4,000 years ago. Tosin Thompson Tosin Thompson View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar Share on Twitter
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NEWS 22 October 2021 Scientists reel as Brazilian government backtracks on research funds President Jair Bolsonaro has approved a bill funnelling cash away from science and towards other areas of government, stranding research proposals and dashing hopes. Meghie Rodrigues Meghie Rodrigues View author publications You can also search for this author in PubMed  Google Scholar
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Download PDF They always take me early morning, shiptime, when the alien mindlink is strongest. I slump down as the prison guards strap me into the mindlink cradle. Arms, legs, chest, waist, neck; everything. They lock the back of my prisoner’s harness to the cradle, tightening it until I can’t move an inch. Same as
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Typically, human Internal organs grow and undergo changes during the course of life, although they hardly change completely. Things aren’t that straightforward for infant octopuses. (Photo : Getty Images) Kölliker’s Organs (KO)   Prior to their birth, embryonic octopuses grow hundreds of temporary, tiny structures referred to as Kölliker’s organs (KO) which conceal every visible part
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Adding an artificial enzyme to bacteria1 allows them to carry out unnatural reactions that produce novel chemical compounds from sugars. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 € only 3,90 € per issue Subscribe Tax calculation will be finalised during
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A quick bath in water helps to make a sheet of treated wood as pliable as paper, allowing it to take on complex forms that have much more strength than natural wood. Access options Access through your institution Change institution Buy or subscribe Subscribe to Journal Get full journal access for 1 year 199,00 €
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Bunnings Warehouse is being urged to remove a popular poison variety off its shelves by Australia’s leading bird protection organization. BirdLife Australia has asked that the retailer cease selling certain rat and mouse poisons, saying they are harming native birds and fauna. (Photo : Wikimedia Commons) After a severe mouse epidemic hit eastern Australia in
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According to a new study, recycled lithium-ion batteries are as good as, if not better than, new lithium-ion batteries manufactured using newly mined materials. The research was carried out by Yan Wang, a mechanical engineering professor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and a team of researchers from the US Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC). The research included
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1. Ingstad, H. & Ingstad, A. S. The Viking Discovery of America: The Excavations of a Norse Settlement at L’Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland (Breakwater Books, 2000). 2. Wallace, B. L. in Contact, Continuity, and Collapse: the Norse Colonization of the North Atlantic (ed. Barrett, J.) 207–238 (Brepols, 2003). 3. Nydal, R. A critical review of
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