Nature Communications: News

17 Mar 2023


Scientists may have solved the mystery behind how we smell

Scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have, for the first time, created a precise, molecular-level, 3D structure of how an odor molecule activates an odorant receptor in humans.

22 Feb 2023


Rovers may not identify signs of life on Mars: Study

A new study reveals that the robots currently probing Mars might not be capable to hunt down traces of life on the Red Planet.

17 Nov 2022


Cows fed with hemp got high; produced milk with THC

A new study published in the journal Nature Food has revealed that cows produced milk with THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), the main psychoactive compound found in cannabis, when fed with industrial hemp.

05 Oct 2022


Wax worm's saliva can degrade tough plastic, claims study

The environmental concerns over the hazardous effects of plastic pollution are steadily rising.

05 Oct 2022


Indian scientist nominated for Nature's 'Inspiring Women in Science' award

Maitreyee Wairagkar, an Indian-origin biomedical scientist, has been shortlisted under the scientific achievement category for the "Inspiring Women in Science" award by the prestigious scientific journal Nature in collaboration with Estée Lauder Companies.