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January 2018

Four steps to precision public health : Nature News & Comment

Four steps to precision public health : Nature News & Comment

Adriane Ohanesian/ReutersA mother and her child at a hospital in South Sudan, one country where precise public-health data are lacking.When domestic transmission of Zika virus was confirmed in the United States in July 2016, the entire country was not declared at risk — nor even the entire state of Florida.…

What Happens to Fiction When Our Worst Climate Nightmares Start Coming True?

What Happens to Fiction When Our Worst Climate Nightmares Start Coming True?

Fiction about the climate is ancient. After all, nothing lends itself to mythology like the swell and ebb of a river, a drought that kills the crops, a great flood that washes the land clean. But fiction about man-made climate change is newish, gaining attention as its own genre only…

From “T. Rex” to “Pantydraco”: How Dinosaurs Get Their Names

From “T. Rex” to “Pantydraco”: How Dinosaurs Get Their Names

When it comes to dinosaur names, the classics will always be on the tips of our tongues. There’s Stegosaurus, Apatosaurus and, naturally, the tyrant king Tyrannosaurus rex, so famous that most simply know the carnivorous celebrity as T. rex. These Mesozoic rock stars discovered in the late 19th and early…

No confidence in wrong actions

No confidence in wrong actions

Research Highlight PSYCHIATRYNo confidence in wrong actionsAnne-Marike Schiffer1Sourcehttp://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0263-6

Geology Hike: Canyon View

Geology Hike: Canyon View

Join LCF volunteer naturalists on this 4-mile geology hike (600-ft. elevation gain) over steep and uneven terrain.Read More

The race to reveal antimatter’s secrets : Nature News & Comment

The race to reveal antimatter’s secrets : Nature News & Comment

Maximilien Brice/CERNA laboratory at CERN hosts the only usable source of antiprotons, the proton’s antimatter counterpart.In a high-ceilinged hangar at CERN, six rival experiments are racing to understand the nature of one of the Universe's most elusive materials. They sit just metres apart. In places, they are literally on top…

The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation

The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservation

Altmetric: 310 Article The global distribution of tetrapods reveals a need for targeted reptile conservationUri Roll ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-5418-11641,30 na2 nAff30, Anat Feldman2 na2, Maria Novosolov ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-4034-34412 na2, Allen Allison3, Aaron M. Bauer4, Rodolphe Bernard5, Monika Böhm6, Fernando Castro-Herrera7, Laurent Chirio na1, Ben Collen ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0003-2564-42438, Guarino R. Colli9, Lital Dabool10, Indraneil Das11, Tiffany M. Doan12, Lee L.…

World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017 : Nature News & Comment

World’s carbon emissions set to spike by 2% in 2017 : Nature News & Comment

Kevin Frayer/GettyChina, the world’s largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is trying to reduce its reliance on coal.Humanity’s carbon emissions are likely to surge by 2% in 2017, driven mainly by increased coal consumption in China, scientists reported on 13 November1–3. The unexpected rise would end a three-year period in which…

Biomimetic power sources: Eelectric hydrogels

Biomimetic power sources: Eelectric hydrogels

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the…

Spend the Night Howling with Wolves in Québec’s Parc Mahikan

Spend the Night Howling with Wolves in Québec’s Parc Mahikan

As the moon casts a warm glow over Parc Mahikan, a wildlife observation center located deep within the boreal forest of Girardville, Québec, Canada, the distant howls of a pack of wolves shatter the otherwise silent surroundings. The pack is one of several living on this protected 200-acre expanse of…

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