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Computer program solves mysteries of fossilized leaves

The classification of leaves has been done for hundreds of years. Since the 1800s, scientists have described leaves based on certain criteria like …

Scientific method: Statistical errors

For a brief moment in 2010, Matt Motyl was on the brink of scientific glory: he had discovered that extremists quite literally see the world in black …

Replication

Physics: Quantum computer quest

When asked what he likes best about working for Google, physicist John Martinis does not mention the famous massage chairs in the hallways, or the …

Physics: Quantum quest

If the truth be told, few physicists have ever really felt comfortable with quantum theory. Having lived with it now for more than a century, they …

Quantum Physics

Physics: Quantum all the way : Nature News

453, 22-25 (2008) | doi:10.1038/453022a<p>Keith Schwab builds bridges. By most people's standards, they are very small bridges indeed: around 8 …

Physics of life: The dawn of quantum biology : Nature News

Nature 474, 272-274 (2011) | doi:10.1038/474272a<p>On the face of it, quantum effects and living organisms seem to occupy utterly different realms. The …

Quantum computing: The power of discord : Nature News

Nature 474, 24-26 (2011) | doi:10.1038/474024a<p>In 2008, quantum physicist Andrew White found himself building a "ridiculous machine" in his lab at the …

Mystery of black hole fireworks solved

Gigantic jets of gas that leap out of galaxies at nearly the speed of light occur only after two galaxies merge, a survey of the distant Universe …

Black Holes

Quantum technology probes ultimate limits of vision

An experiment to test the limits of human vision has provided the strongest evidence yet that our eyes can sense flashes of light as feeble as three …

Pluto's long, strange history — in pictures

Even at a distance of 5 billion kilometres, Pluto has entranced scientists and the public back on Earth. <i>Nature</i> looks at the history of this enigmatic …

Solar System

Pluto’s moons move in synchrony

Three of Pluto’s small moons are locked together in a mutual orbital dance, planetary scientists have found. The discovery provides important context …

Pluto’s massive mountains hint at geological mysteries

Mountains on Pluto<p>NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>Ice mountains up to 3,500 metres high — comparable to Earth’s Rocky Mountains — tower on Pluto, and the dwarf …

Solar System

Vibrant Pluto stuns scientists

They are 5 billion kilometres from the Sun in the dim, far-flung outskirts of the Solar System, but Pluto and its large moon Charon turn out to be …

Prepare for Pluto: the New Horizons fly-by

How to beat the next Ebola

If there was one point last year when public-health experts held their breath, it was when a Liberian man infected with Ebola virus flew to Lagos, …

Disease

Nitrogen glaciers flow on Pluto

Pluto has nitrogen glaciers flowing down from its distinctive, icy heart. And the dwarf planet's thin atmosphere may have begun to freeze out and …

Pluto's vast icy plains and gentle hills emerge in new images

Animated Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains<p>NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>Pluto has icy plains scarred with long polygonal marks, dark streaks and rolling …

Solar System

Successful Ebola vaccine provides 100% protection in trial

An experimental Ebola vaccine seems to confer total protection against infection in people who are at high risk of contracting the virus, according …

Over half of psychology studies fail reproducibility test

Don’t trust everything you read in the psychology literature. In fact, two thirds of it should probably be distrusted.<p>In the biggest project of its …

Proposed Ebola biobank would strengthen African science

As West Africa’s Ebola outbreak winds down, an effort is under way to make the best use of the tens of thousands of patient samples collected by …

Quantum ‘spookiness’ passes toughest test yet

It’s a bad day both for Albert Einstein and for hackers. The most rigorous test of quantum theory ever carried out has confirmed that the ‘spooky …

Quantum Physics

How scientists fool themselves – and how they can stop

In 2013, five years after he co-authored a paper showing that Democratic candidates in the United States could get more votes by moving slightly to …

Blind analysis: Hide results to seek the truth

Decades ago, physicists including Richard Feynman noticed something worrying. New estimates of basic physical constants were often closer to …

The quantum source of space-time

In early 2009, determined to make the most of his first sabbatical from teaching, Mark Van Raamsdonk decided to tackle one of the deepest mysteries …

Quantum Mechanics

Safety upgrade found for gene-editing technique

A genome-editing method that could allow researchers to rapidly engineer entire populations has had an important upgrade. A US team has added …

Genetics

The mysterious boundary

A black hole’s event horizon is a one-way bridge to nowhere, a gateway to a netherworld cut off from the rest of the cosmos.<p>Understanding what …

Deadspin - Sports News without Access, Favor, or Discretion

J.R. Smith’s end-of-regulation blunder sparked a meme-worthy reaction from LeBron James, a harsh rebuke from the Cavaliers’ Spanish-language radio …