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The people you thought mattered in 2011

At the end of 2011 we published the Nature 10: ten people who mattered in science that year. We explained how we reached our choice, through discussion (and arguments). We also asked readers to tell us in a poll who they thought had a significant impact in science that year. Readers could vote for the people in the Nature 10 as well as ten others, some of whom had been nominated on Twitter. Seeing as we’re now well into 2012, it’s past time we reported the results.  Read more

IDRC-Nature science journalism fellowship

Canada’s International Development Research Centre is offering a six-month, full-time, fully-funded science journalism fellowship to an English-speaking Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada. The successful applicant will be at an early stage of his or her career, but with at least three years experience as a journalist. He or she will receive training in the London office of the leading international science journal Nature and then spend between two and four months reporting science stories from developing countries.

Nature Podcast

Nature Podcast

This week, we put brain training to the test, learn how the Red Sea could help refill the Dead Sea, hear how a look into an exoplanet’s atmosphere has revealed unexpected results, and learn why loopholes in the Copenhagen Accord could mean we overshoot our targets on global warming. Plus, a round-up of what’s hot elsewhere in Nature.  Read more