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150 years of Nature

The first issue of Nature was published in November 1869. Our 150th anniversary issue explores the past, present and future of Nature and of science.


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In this collection of essays published to mark Nature’s 150th anniversary, leading historians explore how the past century and a half has forged some of the defining features of today’s scientific system.

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A series of News & Views articles assesses the importance and lasting impact of 10 key papers from our archive.

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In this collection of day-in-the-life posts, staff at Nature explain what it’s like working for the journal.

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The first issue of Nature was published in November 1869. That makes 2019 its 150th anniversary year. This video explores the past, present and future of Nature.

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Anniversary articles

Image-making, research and visual technologies have shaped each other over the past century and a half, argues Geoffrey Belknap, marking Nature’s anniversary.

Essay | | Nature

The first issue of Nature was published 150 years ago, on the 4th of November 1869. In celebration of the anniversary, we highlight some of our favourite geoscience stories from the archives.

Editorial | | Nature Geoscience

In the 150 years since the first issue was published, Nature has evolved alongside the research community it serves. We hope to continue to grow in the years to come.

Editorial | | Nature

Anniversary video and podcasts

In the Nature PastCast series, we delve into the archives to tell the stories behind some of Nature’s biggest papers.

Nature Podcast | | Nature

Anniversary reviews

This Review describes progress in the study of human genetics, in which rapid advances in technology, foundational genomic resources and analytical tools have contributed to the understanding of the mechanisms responsible for many rare and common diseases and to preventative and therapeutic strategies for many of these conditions.

Review Article | | Nature

A review of drug resistance in cancer analyses each biological determinant of resistance separately and discusses existing and new therapeutic strategies to combat the problem as a whole.

Review Article | | Nature

Structural metals enable improved energy efficiency through their reduced mass, higher thermal stability and better mechanical properties; here, methods of improving the sustainability of structural metals, from recycling to contaminant tolerance, are described.

Review Article | | Nature

This Perspective examines the global production ecosystem through the lenses of connectivity, diversity and feedback, and proposes measures that will increase its stability and sustainability.

Perspective | | Nature

Genetic strategies for improving the yield and sustainability of agricultural crops, and the resilience of crops in the face of biotic and abiotic stresses contingent on projected climate change, are evaluated.

Review Article | | Nature

An overview of the effects of vaccines on global morbidity and mortality, vaccine safety issues, and the hurdles involved in proceeding from vaccine discovery to successful implementation.

Review Article | | Nature

The processes that control the movement of carbon from microfossils on the seafloor to erupting volcanoes and deep diamonds, in a cycle driven by plate tectonics, are reviewed.

Review Article | | Nature

A Review of advances in memory-editing techniques in humans suggests that these techniques are advancing beyond science fiction and could hold promise for translation into clinical practice.

Review Article | | Nature

This Perspective discusses the challenges associated with the prediction of chemical synthesis, in particular the reaction conditions required for organic transformations, and the role of machine-learning approaches in the prediction process.

Perspective | | Nature

Understanding the behaviour of the machines powered by artificial intelligence that increasingly mediate our social, cultural, economic and political interactions is essential to our ability to control the actions of these intelligent machines, reap their benefits and minimize their harms.

Review Article | | Nature