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  • Arctic garbage patch

    Trillions of small pieces of floating plastic are coagulating in remote waters near the frozen north.

    25 April 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.75

  • Crop trade depletes global groundwater

    The import and export of crops drawing on groundwater is threatening food and water security in the Middle East and elsewhere.

    6 April 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.58

  • Wind, sand and speculation

    The shamal of 2015 was down to hot dry weather and unusual easterly wind patterns, not war in Syria. But is this a sign of things to come?

    28 January 2017; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.25

  • The Twilight Zone

    Shrouded in a haze of artificial light at night, not only do we lose the capacity to gaze at the stars but our health and the ecology suffer too.

    26 June 2016; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2016.103

  • Changing attitudes in Saudi Arabia

    Jean M. J. Fréchet, vice-president for research at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), talked to Nature Materials about the achievements of this institution since its foundation in 2009 and its contribution to shaping research attitudes in Saudi Arabia.

    2 April 2014; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.85

  • Dinosaur bones found in Saudi Arabia

    In a first for the region, fossilized remains identify specific dinosaur species from millions of years ago when the area was covered by lush vegetation.

    14 January 2014; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.14

  • Science in Arab renaissance

    While recent events in the Arab world have focused on political upheaval, the region is now in dire need of a new revolution to reform the cultures of education and research, says Nobel laureate Ahmed Zewail and Sherif Sedky.

    9 January 2014; | doi:10.1038/nmiddleeast.2014.5