Volume 596 Issue 7870



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Bouncing droplets mimic spin systems p.40

Experiments show that a collection of bouncing fluid droplets can behave like a microscopic system of spins — the intrinsic angular momenta of particles. This discovery could lead to a better understanding of the physics of spin systems.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-02077-6

Two giants of cell division in an oppressive embrace p.41

The enzymes separase and cyclin-dependent kinase are key orchestrators of cell division. Structural data reveal the surprisingly intricate mechanism that renders them both inactive when bound to each other.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-01944-6