Volume 613 Issue 7943



News Features

News & Views

Nuclear reaction rules out sterile-neutrino hypothesis p.248

An anomalous measurement from a nuclear reactor triggered a three-year campaign to find an elusive particle called the sterile neutrino. The search shows definitively that sterile neutrinos don’t exist — but the anomaly persists.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04581-9

A mechanism for inheriting radiation-induced DNA damage p.249

Radiation-damaged paternal DNA has been found to cause embryos of the second generation of nematode worms, but not the first, to die. The proposed mechanisms help to explain the observed lack of such an effect in humans.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04449-y

25th anniversary of the first known feathered dinosaurs p.251

Our understanding of the origin of birds took a major step forward in 1998, thanks to the reported discovery of a remarkable fossil that unveiled the existence of feathered dinosaurs. Fossil publications that year caused a sensation.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-022-04586-4