Ebola survivors still immune to virus after 40 years
People who beat infection in 1976 can make antibodies against Ebola today.
Narwhals’ mixed-up response to fear could kill them
Tracking study suggests the Arctic whales are particularly vulnerable to human disturbance.
Five ways to fix statistics
As debate rumbles on about how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. The common theme? The problem is not our maths, but ourselves.
AI-controlled brain implants for mood disorders tested in people
Researchers funded by the US military are developing appliances to record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain to treat mental illness.
Exoplanet hunters rethink search for alien life
Astronomers expand ideas of how chemistry and geology could affect chances for life on other worlds.
Hazy skies cool down Pluto
Complex chemistry in the dwarf planet’s upper atmosphere may explain one of its biggest mysteries
World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017
Increased coal use in China appears to drive the first increase in global greenhouse-gas output since 2014.
Language patterns reveal body’s hidden response to stress
Volunteers’ use of certain words predicted stress-related changes in gene expression better than their self-reported feelings.
Gut microbes can shape responses to cancer immunotherapy
Studies find that species diversity and antibiotics influence cutting-edge treaments.
Geneticists are starting to unravel evolution’s role in mental illness
Hints emerge that past environments could have influenced psychiatric disorders.