‘It opens up a whole new universe’: Revolutionary microscopy technique sees individual atoms for first time
Cryo-electron microscopy breaks a key barrier that will allow the workings of proteins to be probed in unprecedented detail.
Survival of the littlest: the long-term impacts of being born extremely early
Babies born before 28 weeks of gestation are surviving into adulthood at higher rates than ever, and scientists are checking in on their health.
How countries are using genomics to help avoid a second coronavirus wave
Scientists in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and other places are using sequence data to track new infections as lockdowns ease.
An almost perfectly efficient light-activated catalyst for producing hydrogen from water
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.
Short-term tests validate long-term estimates of climate change
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.
Neuroimaging results altered by varying analysis pipelines
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.
Carbon dating, the archaeological workhorse, is getting a major reboot
A long-anticipated recalibration of radiocarbon dating could shift the age of some prehistoric samples hundreds of years
The new science of volcanoes harnesses AI, satellites and gas sensors to forecast eruptions
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.
Manganese catalyst enables exploration of the magic methyl effect
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.