Beautiful Nature: Bioluminescent Creatures

Bioluminescence is one of nature’s most incredible phenomena, and it can be found in an impressive diversity of organisms. It helps creatures ward off predators, attract mates, and lure in prey. Not to be confused with fluorescence or phosfluorescence, which involve absorbing and reflecting light, bioluminescence occurs as the result of a chemical reaction. Through […]

Scientific Ideas That Seemed Crazy at the Time

By its very nature, science seeks to challenge. It asks brave questions, and comes up with answers that may seem ridiculous. Sometimes, those answers are not ridiculous, but become part of common knowledge, accepted by all. Here are just some of those ideas: 1) The Earth being round The ancient Greeks were the first to […]

Science Online London 2010: How is the Web Changing Science?

Nature, Mendeley, and the British Library present Science Online London 2010, September 3-4, 2010 — British Library. How is the web changing the way we conduct, communicate, share, and evaluate research? How can we employ these trends for the greater good? This September, a brilliant group of scientists, bloggers, web entrepreneurs, and publishers will be […]

Highlighting Key Discoveries: Nature Milestones

Nature Milestones highlights key discoveries that have shaped different scientific fields and enables the wider recognition of these classic findings that are often recognized only by those in the field.

Nature’s Scitable

Scitable is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles authored by editors at Nature Publishing Group with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources. Scitable currently contains articles in the field of genetics, and is intended for college undergraduate faculty and students. Future […]