Volume 620 Issue 7976

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News Features

News & Views

Corals have algal friends for dinner p.951

Biologists have long sought to understand the factors that enable coral reefs to thrive. A careful analysis of nutrient cycling now points to an unexpected food source that helps to sustain corals during food scarcity.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02593-7

Drone-racing champions outpaced by AI p.952

An autonomous drone has competed against human drone-racing champions — and won. The victory can be attributed to savvy engineering and a type of artificial intelligence that learns mostly through trial and error.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02506-8

Sleeping embryonic genomes are awoken by OBOX proteins p.956

Activation of gene transcription is precisely regulated in early embryos. The identification of key transcription factors now shows how the transcription machinery is guided to the right place at the right time in mice.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01618-5

Heaviest oxygen isotope is found to be unbound p.958

The isotope oxygen-28 is expected to be ‘doubly magic’, with strongly bound neutrons and protons in its nucleus. Experiments now reveal that it exists in an unbound state — casting doubt on its magic status.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-02485-w