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One small step in the thawing of China-US space relations

28 July 2017

Hepeng Jia

A Beijing DNA experiment boards the International Space Station.

Keeping a lid on open science

15 June 2017

Hepeng Jia

Open science has made progress in China, but there is room for improvement. 

Debate on China's super collider heats up

19 October 2016

Hepeng Jia

Proponents say the mega facility would contribute to major science breakthroughs if built.

Rising stars: from zero to national hero

21 July 2016

Mark Zastrow

The institutions to watch.

China's diaspora key to science collaborations

23 June 2016

Peng Tian

Links formed by mainland China's large scientific diaspora and its increasing output of high-quality research make it an emerging centre of international collaboration.

China tops the periodic table

27 April 2016

James Mitchell Crow

National research organisations take the top three spots in the latest Nature Index chemistry research rankings.

Ten institutions that dominated science in 2015

20 April 2016

Sarah O'Meara

The top 10 institutions in the Nature Index are the largest contributors to papers published in 68 leading journals in 2015