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    China produced more than twice as many materials science papers than the next most-prolific country, the United States, in 2017.

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    Japan is looking to other countries in its efforts to arrest the alarming decline in its high-quality scientific research.

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    On 31 December 2018, NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft began to orbit the asteroid (101955) Bennu, a near-Earth asteroid believed to harbour organic molecules and hydrated minerals.

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    Taking time away from work is an essential part of maintaining good mental health, but researchers often find it difficult to step out of the lab.

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    Working in the field presents unique problems for researchers.

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    Science costs money How do researchers secure grants and manage the financial resources available to do good work, keep their labs afloat, and make the best of what they have?

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    Other than plain water, tea is the world’s favourite beverage. Researchers are now uncovering its biological secrets, opening the door to an array of potential benefits.

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    Genomics is the cornerstone of biomedical research, whether you are trying to understand disease mechanisms, creating drug discovery assays or developing therapeutics.

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    150 years after Mendeleev organized the elements by their characteristics, a special issue explores the enduring influence of this scientific masterpiece.

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    Failure is an essential part of the scientific process, but researchers can often struggle to come to terms with repeated knockbacks.

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    This collection combines published Research articles and Reviews from several Nature journals highlighting recent advances in our understanding of the role of the gut microbiota in health and disease, and the tools for studying these complex communities.

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