Latest Research and Reviews

  • Research |

    A survey of 469 faculty members from ecology and evolutionary biology doctoral programmes across the United States finds that, although most respondents report engaging in diversity and inclusion activities at their institution, respondents who identified themselves as non-white, non-male and the first generation in their family to attend college engaged disproportionately more.

    • Miguel F. Jimenez
    • , Theresa M. Laverty
    • , Sara P. Bombaci
    • , Kate Wilkins
    • , Drew E. Bennett
    •  & Liba Pejchar
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    Could similar ecological and biogeographic drivers explain the distributions of biological diversity and human cultural diversity? The authors explore ecological correlates of human language diversity, finding strong support for a role of high year-round productivity but less support for landscape features.

    • Xia Hua
    • , Simon J. Greenhill
    • , Marcel Cardillo
    • , Hilde Schneemann
    •  & Lindell Bromham
  • Research |

    Responses from more than two million people to an internet-based survey of attitudes towards moral dilemmas that might be faced by autonomous vehicles shed light on similarities and variations in ethical preferences among different populations.

    • Edmond Awad
    • , Sohan Dsouza
    • , Richard Kim
    • , Jonathan Schulz
    • , Joseph Henrich
    • , Azim Shariff
    • , Jean-François Bonnefon
    •  & Iyad Rahwan
    Nature 563, 59-64

News and Comment

  • Editorial |

    The year 2019 marks two noteworthy anniversaries in chemistry. We use this opportunity to reflect on the importance of chemistry to Nature Methods and to the broader life science research community.

    Nature Methods 16, 447
  • Comments and Opinion |

    Language, cultural differences and expense are common downsides, but there are opportunities to learn new techniques, work in diverse settings and polish confidence.

    • Quirin Schiermeier
    Nature 569, 589-591
  • Editorial |

    The unexpected swell of action, sparked by a Swedish teenager, has put climate change back on the political radar. With time on their side, youth will experience longer term climate change impacts more than those in decision making positions, meaning they want a say in their future.

  • Comments and Opinion |

    Skyscrapers in cities rob people of sunlight and put human health, well-being and sustainability at risk, warn Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska and Kyra Xavia.

    • Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska
    •  & Kyra Xavia
    Nature 568, 451-453