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Energy alternatives: Electricity without carbon
TLDR
In this special feature, Nature's News team looks at how much carbon-free energy might ultimately be available - and which sources make most sense.
Universities will never be the same after the coronavirus crisis
How virtual classrooms and dire finances could alter academia: part 1 in a series on science after the pandemic. How virtual classrooms and dire finances could alter academia: part 1 in a series on
The quest to conquer Earth’s space junk problem
  • A. Witze
  • Physics, Geology
    Nature
  • 1 September 2018
TLDR
Researchers are working to reduce the threats posed by more than 20,000 objects in space by identifying and reducing the risks ofombie satellites, rocket shards and collision debris.
Research gets increasingly international
  • A. Witze
  • Computer Science
    Nature
  • 19 January 2016
TLDR
Big US report documents increases in international collaboration and Chinese science output and suggests more needs to be done to foster global science cooperation.
Geology: The start of the world as we know it
Plate tectonics has created oceans and pushed up mountain ranges. But when did the process that shapes the planet get going? Alexandra Witze joins the geologists debating the issue.Say whenPlate
Sexual harassment is rife in the sciences, finds landmark US study
  • A. Witze
  • Medicine, Education
    Nature
  • 1 June 2018
Existing policies to address the issue are ineffective, concludes a long-awaited report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.Existing policies to address the issue are
Antarctic clouds studied for first time in five decades
  • A. Witze
  • Environmental Science
    Nature
  • 7 January 2016
TLDR
A US$5-million project that aims to get the best data yet on clouds and aerosol particles above West Antarctica, including mixed-phase clouds, which occur in polar regions and combine supercooled water with ice.
Einstein's gravitational waves found at last
LIGO 'hears' space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision.
The Arctic is burning like never before - and that's bad news for climate change.
  • A. Witze
  • Environmental Science
    Nature
  • 10 September 2020
TLDR
Fires are releasing record levels of carbon dioxide, partly because they are burning ancient peatlands that have been a carbon sink, according to the United Nations.
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