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Cryo-electron microscopy breaks a key barrier that will allow the workings of proteins to be probed in unprecedented detail.

Babies born before 28 weeks of gestation are surviving into adulthood at higher rates than ever, and scientists are checking in on their health.


Scientists in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other places are using sequence data to track new infections as lockdowns ease.

Efforts to make hydrogen from water directly using sunlight have been hampered by the inefficiency of the catalysts that promote the process. A model system demonstrates that almost perfectly efficient catalysts can be made.

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Six-hour weather forecasts have been used to validate estimates of climate change hundreds of years from now. Such tests have great potential — but only if our weather-forecasting and climate-prediction systems are unified.

Seventy laboratories that analysed the same neuroimaging data each produced different results. This finding highlights the potential consequences of a lack of standardized pipelines for processing complex data.

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A long-anticipated recalibration of radiocarbon dating could shift the age of some prehistoric samples hundreds of years

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Forty years after the Mount St Helens eruption galvanized volcano researchers, they are using powerful new tools to spy on the world’s most dangerous mountains.

The addition of a methyl group to a drug molecule can greatly alter the drug’s pharmacological properties. A catalyst has been developed that enables this ‘magic methyl effect’ to be rapidly explored for drug discovery.

Research begins to pick apart the mechanisms behind a deadly COVID-19 complication.