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Countries have reported some five million COVID-19 deaths in two years, but global excess deaths are estimated at double or even quadruple that figure.

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Child-development researchers are asking whether the pandemic is shaping brains and behaviour.

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Nature talks to Zhang Rongqiao, architect of the China National Space Administration’s Tianwen-1 mission, which landed the Zhurong rover on Mars.

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Standard quantum theory contains square roots of negative numbers. But how essential are these ‘imaginary’ numbers? A way of disproving analogous theories that omit them has been proposed — and confirmed experimentally.

The Parker Solar Probe has passed through a boundary and into the Sun’s atmosphere, gathering data that will help scientists better understand stars.

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Barriers to reproducing preclinical results included unhelpful author communication, but critics argue that one-time replication attempts don’t tell the whole story.

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The discovery of GJ 367b, which orbits its star in about 8 hours, demonstrates astronomers’ prowess at finding extreme planets.

Data collected by the Tianwen-1 mission and Zhurong Mars rover are offering insights into a previously unexplored region of Mars’s northern hemisphere.

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As fires get bigger and rage for more of the year, scientists are racing to understand the lingering impacts.

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But IBM’s latest quantum chip and its competitors face a long path towards making the machines useful.