Nature: Mobility: A strategic move

Short-term upheaval can yield widespread collaborations and long-term resources. Mobility: A strategic move is a feature article in Nature Careers about how being mobile during your early career as a science researcher can benefit you in the longer term. Many…

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Nature: Q&A with Charles Michener: A life with bees

Charles Michener shares his passion for bees in this Q&A, as well as how he's seen the research field and the bee population change over the last 80 years. As part of this week's Nature Outlook supplement on bees I…

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Nature: Bees: Meet our prime pollinators

Bees do far more than just make honey. Globally, the 25,000 or so bee species play a crucial part in crop production and in promoting biodiversity. This month Nature Outlooks published a supplement focussed on bees. As part of the…

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Patenting nature

This package originally appeared on the Pod Delusion episode 192 on June 21st 2013 On June 13th, the US Supreme courts gave their final verdict on the Association for molecular Pathology vs Myriad Genetics case. The story started in 2009, when the ACLU…

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Can you define nature?

One comment I picked up on today (summary here) during the #futureofnature conference was that the most difficult word to define in the English language is nature. What is nature? Have we integrated and/or meddled with nature to such an extent…

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Nature podcast: Mending a broken heart

Reading scientific papers has always been a challenge, especially in areas that I'm not very clued up on. Now that I've been out of the research bubble for a while, it's become even more difficult. This is why our practical…

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Imitation and inspiration

Inspired by nature, created by science.  Science can be thought of as the study of nature, the discovery of what makes our world tick. By observing the natural world scientists learn what it is made up of, how species go…

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