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Definitions of four basic scientific units, including the kilogram and the kelvin, now rely on fundamental constants rather than arbitrary measures.

Mysterious groups of archaea — named after Loki and other Norse myths — are stirring debate about the origin of complex creatures, including humans.

Computer scientists have thwarted programs that can trick AI systems into classifying malicious audio as safe.

Landmark United Nations-backed report finds that agriculture is one of the biggest threats to Earth’s ecosystems.

The sudden collapse of thawing soils in the Arctic might double the warming from greenhouse gases released from tundra, warn Merritt R. Turetsky and colleagues.

Technology could one day be used to help people who can’t talk to communicate.

From consciousness to cryonics, Nature’s news team answers reader questions about a remarkable piece of research.

Researchers are narrowing down their measurements of how long the subatomic particle survives on its own.

Highly reliable methods for predicting battery lives are needed to develop safe, long-lasting battery systems. Accurate predictive models have been developed using data collected from batteries early in their lifetime.

Behavioural experiments suggest that felines acknowledge their monikers by subtly moving their heads and ears.