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The top 10 government institutions in 2018

20 August 2019

Nature Index

These government institutions were the largest contributors to papers published in the 82 leading journals tracked by the Nature Index in 2018.

How to run a successful citizen science project

9 August 2019

Gemma Conroy

Keeping participants involved can go a long way.

The top 10 academic institutions in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

Among the world’s academic institutions, these were the largest contributors to articles tracked by the Nature Index.

The top 10 institutions for Earth and environmental sciences in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to papers in Earth and environmental sciences published in 82 leading journals in 2018.

Hidden lake on Mars raises questions

22 January 2019

Gemma Conroy

Radar data of the red planet’s south pole had scientists deliberating over the possibilities. Could it really be liquid water?

China's place among the stars

8 January 2019

Mark Zastrow

The FAST telescope dish, stretching half a kilometre, will thrust China’s radio astronomers into a role of global leadership.

Data brief: Citizen science papers have more impact

23 November 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Public involvement in science has citation benefits, but these are often fleeting.

The top rising stars in the Nature Index

5 October 2018

Anja Krieger et al.

Although China leads the pack, fast-moving institutions are building their research reputations the world over.

Earth and environmental sciences in the line of fire

28 June 2018

Katherine Bourzac

By modelling the course of climate change, scientists are building an arsenal to prepare for its impact.

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.