The future costs of methane emissions
An analysis of the costs of climate change caused by adding one tonne of methane to the atmosphere finds that high-income regions of the world should spend much more on efforts to lower such emissions than should low-income regions.
Elusive cancer cells dissected using developmental-biology toolkit
Unpicking how cancer stem cells divide and spread could help to explain how tumours grow and evade treatments.
Quantum computing’s reproducibility crisis: Majorana fermions
The controversy over Majorana particles is eroding confidence in the field. More accountability and openness are needed — from authors, reviewers and journal editors.
Genetic therapies offer new hope against incurable brain diseases
A class of drugs that silence the effects of faulty genes could help tackle brain diseases — but a halted clinical trial has brought the field up short.
Long-awaited muon physics experiment nears moment of truth
A result that has been 20 years in the making could reveal the existence of new particles, and upend fundamental physics.
Electronic skin: from flexibility to a sense of touch
Flexible circuits inspired by human skin offer options for health monitoring, prosthetics and pressure-sensing robots.
How microbes in permafrost could trigger a massive carbon bomb
Genomics studies are helping to reveal how bacteria and archaea influence one of Earth’s largest carbon stores as it begins to thaw.
Seismic ripples reveal size of Mars’s core
Mars becomes the first inner planet after Earth to have its core measured.
CRISPR-based gene therapy dampens pain in mice
Targeted approach could lead to an opioid-free way of treating chronic pain.
Evidence of elusive Majorana particle dies — but computing hope lives on
Nature retraction is a setback for Microsoft’s approach to quantum computing, as researchers continue to search for the exotic quantum states.