Archivo: Nature News

Joshua Angrist, Guido Imbens and David Card share the prize for finding a way to identify cause and effect in social science.

Scientists around the world are working together to catalogue and map cells in the brain. What have these huge projects revealed about how it works?

Study aimed at collecting DNA from 10,000 autistic people and their families has drawn criticism for failing to consult the autism community.

Physicists have imaged elusive ‘Wigner crystals’ for the first time.

News of VIPER’s future landing site sparks concern about its exploration plan.


The United Nations forecasts that nearly 11 billion people will be living on Earth at the end of the century, but other demographic research groups project that population will peak earlier and at a much lower level.


Hints of a previously unknown, primordial form of the substance could explain why the cosmos now seems to be expanding faster than theory predicts.

The search for a CRISPR enzyme’s ancestors has revealed more than one million potential genome-editing tools.

Modelling suggests that many planned coal, oil and gas extraction projects will not be viable if the world hopes to achieve climate targets.


Researchers are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn.