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The top 10 countries that dominate natural sciences research

1 July 2019

Nature Index

The United States reigns as the colossus but China is taking up ever more space, squeezing out European stalwarts.


The top 10 institutions for chemistry in 2018

20 June 2019

Nature Index

These 10 institutions in the Nature Index were the largest contributors to chemistry papers published in 82 leading journals in 2018.

Novel findings rare from international collaborations

7 March 2019

Caroline S. Wagner, Travis Whetsell & Satyam Mukherjee

Global teams shy away from risky research.

How predictable is scientific success?

24 September 2018

Smriti Mallapaty

Even sophisticated, data-driven models of academic careers have trouble forecasting the highs and lows.

Open framework tackles backwards science

6 September 2018

Jeffrey M. Perkel

Good news for grackles 

This midwestern US state has great chemistry

24 November 2017

Cassandra Willyard

Key investments in people and infrastructure have turned Illinois into a state of substance.