The quest to crystallize time Bizarre forms of matter called time crystals were supposed to be physically impossible. Now they’re not.
A quantum pioneer unlocks matter's hidden secrets Physicist Gil Lonzarich has sparked a revolution in the study of phase transitions driven by quantum fluctuations.
Biology's beloved amphibian — the axolotl — is racing towards extinction Although abundant in captivity, the salamander has nearly disappeared from its natural habitat, and that’s a problem.
The rise and fall and rise again of 23andMe How Anne Wojcicki led her company from the brink of failure to scientific pre-eminence.
The secret war against counterfeit science China has a lucrative market for fake research reagents. Some scientists are fighting back.
Cruel fusion: What a young man’s death means for childhood cancer Epigenetic discoveries are fuelling renewed interest in the fusion proteins that have bedevilled cancer biologists.
Hunted, haunted, stateless and scared: the stories of refugee scientists Displaced researchers face huge challenges making lives abroad, even if they find work.
Cassini’s 13 years of stunning Saturn science — in pictures As the mission speeds towards its conclusion, Nature takes a look at what researchers have learnt about the planet’s moons, rings and tempest-filled skies.
Out of the Syrian crisis, a data revolution takes shape Aid organizations have been piloting a nimble approach to cut through the fog of war.
The most popular genes in the human genome A tour through the most studied genes in biology reveals some surprises.