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Cold-tolerant crop enabled high-altitude agriculture some 3,600 years ago.

Crowdsourced disaster surveys strive for more reliability in online collaboration.

Disease sites targeted in assembly of more-complete version of the human genome sequence.

Depression causes a greater burden of disability than any other condition, yet it is widely undiagnosed and untreated. In this special collection of articles, Nature asks why that burden is so great, how science is helping and where research is running aground.

Vienna demonstration shows that the technology can boost data capacity of laser beams over long distances.

Rocket experiment captures glow attributed to renegade stars in intergalactic space.

Rate of infection in Liberia seems to plateau, raising questions over the usefulness of models in an outbreak.

Radical theory proposes that interactions between classical worlds can explain some quantum phenomena.

X-ray data hinting at axion particles draw interest and cautionary warnings.

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa continues to rage, with the number of people infected roughly doubling every 3–4 weeks. More than 8,000 people are thought to have contracted the disease, and almost half of those have died, according to the World Health Organization. Although these estimates are already staggering, the situation on the ground means that not all cases and deaths are being reported, so the true extent is likely to be much greater.