U.S. president-elect also elevates the position to the cabinet for the first time
Measures meant to tame the coronavirus pandemic are quashing influenza and most other respiratory diseases, which could have wide-ranging implications
Researchers race to determine why variants identified in Britain and South Africa spread so quickly and whether they’ll compromise vaccines
Scientists seek guidance on exploring frozen caches at the lunar poles responsibly
Gonzalo Moratorio assists his country in steering a more adept response than that mounted in Argentina and Brazil
A look at apps that predict the chance of infection and illness, depending on what you’re doing and where you are
Two RNA vaccines will be useful as U.S. infections surge, but the speedy authorizations complicate clinical trials
With the festive season ahead, Nature examines what is known about the risks of COVID spread and how researchers will spend their time off
Living things depend on water, but it breaks down DNA and other key molecules. So how did the earliest cells deal with the water paradox?
Scientists hope the dark grains from asteroid Ryugu will improve their understanding of the solar system’s formation
Google’s deep-learning program for determining the 3-D shapes of proteins stands to transform biology, scientists say
COVID-19 is straining African food security but also presents an opportunity for change
A new satellite image reveals the damage that shut down the facility, ending an era in astronomical observation
Rapid antigen tests are designed to tell in a few minutes whether someone is infectious. Will they be game changers?
Paratek Pharmaceuticals made a life-saving drug and got it approved. So why is the company’s long-term survival still in question?
Debate continues over a controversial report of phosphine in the planet’s atmosphere, as researchers reanalyze data and find a fainter signal
Preliminary data show that the immunization is 94 percent effective and seems to prevent severe infections
Chang’e-5 has just one lunar day to collect material from a previously unexplored region of the moon’s near side
Mobile phone data suggest restaurants, gyms and cafés can be COVID hotspots—and reveal strategies for limiting spread
The new president has the opportunity to reverse four years of anti-science policies—but he has a hard road ahead as he inherits a nation divided