Nature - Environment

All-nighter: staying up to fight malaria

Nature.com - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03500-8

Victor Chaumeau collects mosquitoes in Myanmar to better understand how to control malaria.

The art critic in the machine tells forgeries from the real thing

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03447-w

A neural network can use the surface roughness of a painting to tell one person’s brushstrokes from another’s.

Battery-powered trains offer a cost-effective ride to a cleaner world

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03448-9

A battery system could power a train for hundreds of kilometres before needing a charge of renewable energy.

Mini-machine can chop and channel proteins

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03502-6

Scientists’ creation can cut proteins into pieces and thread them through a molecular tunnel.

Michael Rutter (1933–2021)

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03498-z

Child psychiatrist who transformed understanding of autism.

China creates vast research infrastructure to support ambitious climate goals

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03491-6

Carbon-neutrality institutes, and other initiatives to support a pledge to achieve net zero by 2060, are popping up like mushrooms across China.

Cuba’s bet on home-grown COVID vaccines is paying off

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Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03470-x

Preprint data show that a three-dose combo of Soberana jabs has 92.4% efficacy in clinical trials.

How dogs became humans’ best friends: from Neanderthals to now

Nature.com - Mon, 11/22/2021 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 22 November 2021; doi:10.1038/d41586-021-03497-0

A lively tale of evolution, domestication, migration and fellowship.