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  • For Scientists, by Scientists

    For Scientists, by Scientists

    The new partnership between the pretigious and old-established Nature Publishing Group and the Swiss-based open access publishing group, Frontiers, could transform science publishing.

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  • Ancient Tsunamis

    Ancient Tsunamis

    The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was not the first of its kind, according to research in Nature. Two groups of scientists have found sedimentary evidence for possible predecessors to the 2004 event in Thailand and Sumatra. They discuss their findings here.

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  • A piece of the monkey puzzle (Arabic version)

    A piece of the monkey puzzle (Arabic version)

    The discovery of the fossilized remains of a previously unknown primate from Saudi Arabia could bring us one step closer to dating the divergence between hominoids and Old World monkeys.  This version is in Arabic.

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  • A piece of the monkey puzzle (English version)

    A piece of the monkey puzzle (English version)

    The discovery of the fossilized remains of a previously unknown primate from Saudi Arabia could bring us one step closer to dating the divergence between hominoids and Old World monkeys. 

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  • Nicotine, smoking and genetics

    Nicotine, smoking and genetics

    Some of the strongest evidence that lung cancer risk variants are common in the general population appears in Nature and Nature Genetics, although the three papers differ on whether the association is direct or mediated through nicotine dependence. Watch the research being discussed here.

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  • Sticky tape X-rays

    Sticky tape X-rays

    New research provides evidence for an observation first described over 50 years ago – that peeling sticky tape emits x-rays. Hear the authors discuss their work and see the phenomenon in action.

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  • The Voyager missions

    The Voyager missions

    A series of papers in Nature analyse recent observations from the outer limits of the Solar System, and help build up a picture of how the Sun interacts with the rest of the Galaxy. Watch researchers discuss the Voyager mission here.

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  • Whale evolution

    Whale evolution

    The marine mammals known as cetaceans originated about 50 million years ago in south Asia, but their terrestrial ancestor is something of a mystery. Hans Thewissen and colleagues now provide the missing Eocene piece of the jigsaw.

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  • The mother fish

    The mother fish

    Evidence of reproduction by internal fertilization has been discovered in a large group of ancient jawed fish. Embryos discovered within fossils of these animals confirm that live birth in prehistoric times was much more widespread than previously thought. Watch the researchers talk about the fossils and techniques used to find them.

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  • Another piece in the monkey puzzle

    Another piece in the monkey puzzle

    A new primate fossil from Saudi Arabia could bring us one step closer to dating the divergence between apes (including humans) and Old World monkeys.

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