Get 5 links every day
Sign up for free

The Best Articles in Nature

The most useful articles in Nature from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.

On this page

Top 5 Nature Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved in Nature by Refind users.

  1. Epigenetic ‘Clocks’ Predict Animals’ True Biological Age
  2. Love is both wonderful and a dangerous evolutionary trick
  3. City birds are changing their tune
  4. Human exceptionalism is a danger to all, human and nonhuman
  5. How to Protect Species and Save the Planet—at Once

How to ...?

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles in Nature—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

These are some of the most-read long-form articles in Nature.

Related Topics

Thought Leaders

We monitor hundreds of thought leaders, influencers, and newsletters in Nature, including:

George Monbiot profile image

George Monbiot

The corpse at every wedding, the bride at every funeral.

National Geographic profile image

National Geographic

Since its inception nearly 130 years ago, the core purpose of National Geographic has been to further the knowledge and awareness of our world.

grist profile image

grist

We're a nonprofit news org dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions and a just future. Get our journalism in your inbox: https://grist.org/subscribe/

nature profile image

nature

Research, News, and Commentary from Nature, the international journal of science. For daily science news, get Nature Briefing: http://go.nature.com/naturebriefing

Carl T. Bergstrom profile image

Carl T. Bergstrom

Moved to Mastodon: http://fediscience.org/@ct_bergstrom he/him

Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Nature, including:

Nautilus Magazine profile image

Nautilus Magazine

Experience science, don't just read about it. Deep, undiluted, narrative storytelling brings science into the most important conversations we are having today.

Quanta Magazine profile image

Quanta Magazine

Big ideas in science and math. Because you want to know more. Launched by @SimonsFdn. 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Explanatory Reporting. http://quantamagazine.org

Visual Capitalist profile image

Visual Capitalist

Data-driven visual content focused on global trends, investing, technology, and the economy.

Knowable Magazine profile image

Knowable Magazine

Sound science, smart stories. Published by @AnnualReviews, seed funding @MooreFound/@SloanPublic. Léanos en español @RevistaKnowable.

Literary Hub profile image

Literary Hub

A daily literary website highlighting the best in contemporary fiction, nonfiction, and criticism.

What is Refind?

Every day Refind picks 5 links from around the web for every user, tailored to the user’s interests. Picking only a handful of links means focusing on what’s relevant and useful. We favor timeless pieces—links with long shelf-lives, articles that are still relevant one month, one year, or even ten years from now. These lists of the best resources on any topic are the result of years of careful curation.

How does Refind curate?

It’s a mix of human and algorithmic curation, following a number of steps:

  1. We monitor 10k+ sources and 1k+ thought leaders on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.
  2. In addition, our users save links from around the web using our Save buttons and our extensions.
  3. Our algorithm processes 100k+ new links every day and uses external signals to find the most relevant ones, focusing on timeless pieces.
  4. Our community of active users gets 5 links every day, tailored to their interests. They provide feedback via implicit and explicit signals: open, read, listen, share, add to reading list, save to «Made me smarter», «More/less like this», etc.
  5. Our algorithm uses these internal signals to refine the selection.
  6. In addition, we have expert curators who manually curate niche topics.

The result: lists of the best and most useful articles on hundreds of topics.

How does Refind detect «timeless» pieces?

We focus on pieces with long shelf-lives—not news. We determine «timelessness» via a number of metrics, for example, the consumption pattern of links over time.

How many sources does Refind monitor?

We monitor 10k+ content sources on hundreds of topics—publications, blogs, news sites, newsletters, Substack, Medium, Twitter, etc.

Which sources does Refind monitor in Nature?

We monitor hundreds of sources in Nature, including Nautilus Magazine, Quanta Magazine, Visual Capitalist, Knowable Magazine, Literary Hub, and many more.

Who are the thought leaders in Nature?

We follow dozens of thought leaders in Nature, including George Monbiot, National Geographic, grist, nature, Carl T. Bergstrom.

Missing a thought leader? Submit them here

Can I submit a link?

Indirectly, by using Refind and saving links from outside (e.g., via our extensions).

How can I report a problem?

When you’re logged-in, you can flag any link via the «More» (...) menu. You can also report problems via email to hello@refind.com

Who uses Refind?

100k+ smart people start their day with Refind. To learn something new. To get inspired. To move forward. Our apps have a 4.9/5 rating.

Is Refind free?

Yes, it’s free!

How can I sign up?

Head over to our homepage and sign up by email or with your Twitter or Google account.