Alice’s Analysis: Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough

Alice’s Analysis: Pieces of Light by Charles Fernyhough

Over the coming months, Nature’s Head of Press, Alice Henchley, will be reading and reviewing the books shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, at a rate of one every week.  The winner will be announced at a public event at the Royal Society on the 25th November 2013 during which shortlisted authors will discuss their books with host Dara O Briain.  Prior to the announcement,  we’re running a competition on Of Schemes and Memes to win a set of the shortlisted books – all you have to do is predict the winning book and enter our prize draw.  Read more

Alice’s Analysis: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson

Alice’s Analysis: The Book of Barely Imagined Beings by Caspar Henderson

Over the coming months, Nature’s Head of Press, Alice Henchley, will be reading and reviewing the books shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, at a rate of one every two weeks.  The winner will be announced at a public event at the Royal Society on the 25th November 2013 during which shortlisted authors will discuss their books with host Dara O Briain.  Prior to the announcement,  we’re running a competition on Of Schemes and Memes to win a set of the shortlisted books – all you have to do is predict the winning book and enter our prize draw.  Read more

Alice’s Analysis: The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll

Alice’s Analysis:  The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll

Over the coming months, Naure’s Head of Press, Alice Henchley, will be reading and reviewing the books shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books, at a rate of one every two weeks.  The winner will be announced at a public event at the Royal Society on the 25th November 2013 during which shortlisted authors will discuss their books with host Dara O Briain.  Prior to the announcement,  we’re running a competition on Of Schemes and Memes to win a set of the shortlisted books – all you have to do is predict the winning book and enter our prize draw.  Read more

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – Emphasizing lifestyle-related research

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month - Emphasizing lifestyle-related research

Dr. Stephen Freedland is a Urologist within the Duke Prostate Center at Duke University.  He is an Associate Professor of Surgery (Urology) and Pathology.  He also holds an appointment as a staff physician at the Durham VA Hospital.  He is Editor-in-Chief of Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, the North American Editor for European Urology, and sits on the editorial board of several other international urology journals.  Read more

Revving up brain skills

Brain training games claim to boost your mental skills. But while practicing a game might make you better at it, research in young people has shown it doesn’t improve how well you perform other cognitive tasks in everyday life. Now a new study suggests the case may be different for adults above the age of 60.  Read more

Nature PastCast: August 1975

Nature PastCast: August 1975

Sometimes, revolutions do happen in science. Historian Lara Marks thinks the story of monoclonal antibodies is one of them. These immune molecules form the basis of six out of ten of the world’s best-selling drugs, and they’re found in home-testing kits for pregnancy and menopause, and hospital tests for MRSA and HIV. They can be made to recognise specific molecules, tagging them for destruction by the body’s own immune system.  Read more