Volume 595 Issue 7867

Editorials

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The North American heatwave highlights the need for urban planners to target extreme heat when designing climate-adaptation strategies.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01903-1

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Any plan to create an intergovernmental science panel on food science and policy must protect its independence.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01904-0

News

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Russia’s vaccine is in use in nearly 70 nations, but its adoption has been slowed by controversies and questions over rare side effects, and it has yet to garner World Health Organization approval.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01813-2

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Medical researchers are beginning to shift their focus away from COVID-19 — but the pandemic could continue to affect studies focused on other diseases.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01569-9

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Amid a COVID surge in Africa, vaccine promises from richer nations are not enough to bring an early end to the pandemic, experts say.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01762-w

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A growing share of infections among unvaccinated youths in countries with high vaccination rates is putting the spotlight on the role of young people in the pandemic.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01862-7

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A slew of studies suggests that mixing vaccines provokes potent immune responses, but scientists still want answers on real-world efficacy and rare side effects.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01805-2

News Features

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doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01827-w

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doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01881-4

News & Views

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Atmospheric measurements show that deforestation and rapid local warming have reduced or eliminated the capacity of the eastern Amazonian forest to absorb carbon dioxide — with worrying implications for future global warming.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01871-6

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Small molecules produced and modified by gut microorganisms can influence human physiology. An atlas of metabolic outputs of diverse gut microbes offers new ways to decipher the microbial mechanisms behind their production.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01774-6

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Precise measurements of the position of a levitating nanosphere have been used to control forces that damp the nanosphere’s motion — potentially opening the way to quantum control of larger objects.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01872-5

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Determining the duration of protective immunity to infection by SARS-CoV-2 is crucial for understanding and predicting the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clinical studies now indicate that immunity will be long-lasting.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01557-z

Perspective

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doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03482-7

Articles