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    2024 marks 200 years since William Buckland reported his research on Megalosaurus, later recognised as the first non-avian dinosaur genus to be formally named by science.

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    The year 2023 marks the mid-point of the 15-year period envisaged to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, targets for global development adopted in September 2015 by all United Nations Member States.

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    Cancer is a leading cause of death, accounting for nearly one in six deaths worldwide. Many cancers can be cured, especially if detected early and treated effectively.

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    In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Alfred Russel Wallace’s birth, we bring together this Collection of articles across the Nature Portfolio showcasing the enduring legacy of Wallace’s discoveries on the theory of evolution and the geographical distribution of species.

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    Anthropogenic climate change is a scientific fact. Without immediate action, we are unlikely to meet the target goal of minimizing global warming to 1.5° C. This collection highlights the importance of human behaviour in climate action, mitigation and adaptation.

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    Plastic is ubiquitous in our lives and the environment.

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    The 2022 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to Svante Pääbo "for his discoveries concerning the genomes of extinct hominins and human evolution".

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    Gregor Johann Mendel, considered by many the ‘father of modern genetics’, was born 200 years ago, on 20 July 1822.

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    This November, world leaders will meet in Glasgow, UK for the 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to discuss action on the Paris Agreement and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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    Biodiversity is being lost globally, at devastating rates. The 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention of Biological Diversity will finalise a global biodiversity conservation framework for 2020-2050.

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    The oceans have trapped one-third of the carbon dioxide emitted by human activities since the 1980s. They are home to 50-80% of life on Earth, feed over three billion people and support the livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people.

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