Volume 606 Issue 7913

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

How wingless salamanders fly p.251

From frogs remaining airborne using their webbed feet to lizards and snakes gliding by expanding their ribcages, biologists might have thought they had seen every unusual aerial strategy — but now they report flying salamanders.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01375-x

Nanoscale map shows how interfaces impede vibrations p.252

The collective vibrations of atoms at the interface between two semiconducting materials have been imaged with nanometre-scale resolution. Their dynamics depends sensitively on the abruptness of the boundary.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01533-1

Large-scale early urban settlements in Amazonia p.254

An aerial technique that can capture hidden signs of human modifications of ancient landscapes has provided data that will prompt a rethink about the types of settlement inhabited by early societies in the Amazon region.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01367-x

A chromosome predisposed for sex p.257

A genome sequence for the flatworm Schmidtea mediterranea reveals a chromosome that might be primed to become a sex chromosome. The finding offers a remarkable chance to study the evolution of sex determination.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-01129-9