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Images of the dwarf planet’s far side are revealing possible signs of liquid water, mysterious shards of ice and new theories for the frigid world’s birth.

As NASA prepares to launch the first spacecraft that will collect samples from Mars, Nature looks at back at missions that have grabbed extraterrestrial material.


People who have inherited nerve-altering mutations from the ancient hominins tend to experience more pain.

One hundred years after her birth, it’s time to reassess the legacy of a pioneering chemist and X-ray crystallographer.

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Annual emissions of the greenhouse gas have risen by almost 10% in the past two decades, driven by agriculture and the gas industry.

A long-awaited map of the Big Bang’s afterglow fails to settle a debate over how fast the Universe is expanding.

Four charts show how pooling samples from many people can save time or resources.

Economists welcome the chance to see whether giving people cash to spend however they choose improves livelihoods.


The United States, China and the United Arab Emirates will soon launch missions to a notoriously dangerous destination for spacecraft.

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What the reproduction number can and can’t tell us about managing COVID-19.