List of Papers (Total 3,602)

Einstein, Eddington and the 1919 eclipse

Peter Coles weighs up three books on the momentous expedition that proved the general theory of relativity.

Brazil’s government freezes nearly half of its science spending

The decision could derail multi-million-dollar research projects such as the Sirius synchrotron.

The return of cancer’s magic bullet

Tumour immunology has travelled a long and bumpy road. Gerard Evan examines an uneven treatment of it.

What Thailand’s long-awaited election could mean for science

Reforms made by the military junta mean science is likely to remain a priority for whoever forms a government.

Antarctic project to drill for oldest-ever ice core

International team plans to extract 1.5-million-year-old ice that holds secrets about the planet’s ancient climate.

A picture is worth

Soul food.

Scientists rise up against statistical significance

Valentin Amrhein, Sander Greenland, Blake McShane and more than 800 signatories call for an end to hyped claims and the dismissal of possibly crucial effects.

Evolving society: why humanity coheres

Agustín Fuentes compares three books on the origins, trajectory and implications of our group behaviour.

Bill Carter Jenkins (1945–2019)

Tuskegee whistle-blower who drove social justice in biomedicine.

How I was almost mistaken for a chocolatier

Speak up early when misunderstandings arise, says Jamie Sugrue, or risk their snowballing into something you never prepared for.

Ancient plants escaped the end-Permian mass extinction

A global biodiversity crash 251.9 million years ago has revealed how ecosystems respond to extreme perturbation. The finding that terrestrial ecosystems were less affected than marine ones is unexpected.

Three secrets of survival in science advice

Be impartial, humble and good value, urge Chris Tyler and Karen Akerlof.

Resilient meerkats

How do meerkat populations respond to extreme climatic variations?

Tainted water: the scientists tracing thousands of fluorinated chemicals in our environment

Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.

Culturing better tea research

International efforts to enhance the quality of tea are falling short of their potential — mainly because of the way that research is conducted in countries that dominate tea production.

The experiment

A bid for freedom.

Kosovo academics brace for controversial ethnic land swaps

Proposed land exchanges between Kosovo and Serbia could undermine efforts to rebuild multi-ethnic education and research.