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Nature Briefings

Advertisements Hello Nature readers,Today we learn how scientists are studying the health risks of microplastics, discover a vast landscape of ancient stone structures in Saudi Arabia and hear how undergraduates are coping with curtailed opportunities during the pandemic. Microplastics collected from the Magothy River in Maryland. (Will Parson/Chesapeake Bay Program) What’s the matter with microplastics? Microscopic specks of […]

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Advertisements Hello Nature readers,Today we hear that the United States has pledged to cut greenhouse-gas emissions in half by 2030, discover early signs of promise for a malaria vaccine and enjoy news from one of the world’s longest-running experiments. Joe Biden addresses the audience during the US climate summit on 22 April. (Al Drago/Getty) US pledges to slash […]

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Nature Briefings

Advertisements Hello Nature readers,Today we learn that breathable oxygen has been made on Mars, explore COVID-19 vaccine trials in children and hear that the pandemic has taken more than 20.5 million years of life.MOXIE is about the size of a toaster. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) Perseverance makes oxygen on Mars An instrument on the Perseverance rover has produced breathable oxygen on […]

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Nature Briefing

Advertisements Hello Nature readers,Today we learn how the pandemic is hobbling the fight against other dangerous diseases and explore India’s terrible COVID-19 surge. Plus, we enjoy video of the Ingenuity helicopter flying on Mars Health workers administer polio vaccines to children in Islamabad in January as an armed police officer stands nearby for protection. Vaccinators have previously […]

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Nature Breifings

Advertisements Hello Nature readers,Today we explore the race for antiviral drugs to beat COVID-19 — and the next pandemic. Plus, we discover the sources of microplastics in the air and consider what we can learn about leadership from plants. (Illustration by David Parkins) How to build an antiviral arsenalOutbreaks of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003 and […]

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Nature Briefing

Advertisements 13 April 2021 Hello Nature readers,Today we listen to the sounds of spiderwebs, investigate post-vaccination COVID-19 and get some tips on career progression. Cross-sectional images (different colors) of a web were combined into a 3D image and translated into music. (Isabelle Su and Markus Buehler) Listen to the sound of a spider’s webA virtual-reality system that converts […]

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