Volume 591 Issue 7850



News Features

News & Views

Exercise generates immune cells in bone p.371

A specialized type of bone-cell progenitor has been identified in the bone marrow, and shown to support the generation of immune cells called lymphocytes in response to movement.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00419-y

Argument technology for debating with humans p.373

A fully autonomous computer system has been developed that can take part in live debates with people. The findings hint at a future in which artificial intelligence can help humans to formulate and make sense of complex arguments.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00539-5

Oceanic fault zones reconstructed p.376

Tectonic-plate material is generally thought to be neither created nor destroyed at plate boundaries called oceanic transform faults. An analysis of sea-floor topography suggests that this assumption is incorrect.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00639-2