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The way forward is through Paris

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

The way forward is through Paris

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527409a

Leaders must come together on a solid agreement at the United Nations climate conference — and then get to work at home by meeting commitments and finding new ways to reduce emissions.

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Built on trust

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Built on trust

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527410a

Written agreements between parties in research collaborations are not a sign of a lack of faith.

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A ‘perfect’ agreement in Paris is not essential

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

A ‘perfect’ agreement in Paris is not essential

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/527411a

Author: Johan Rockström

Success at the latest climate talks will be a recognition by the world’s nations that incremental change will not do the job, says Johan Rockström.

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Zoology: Mollusc sees with its shell

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Zoology: Mollusc sees with its shell

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527412a

A marine mollusc has hundreds of eyes in its armour that can see images.Christine Ortiz at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge and her colleagues studied the structural, optical and mechanical properties of the eyes of Acanthopleura granulata (pictured) using various experimental

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Metabolism: Gastric surgery alters sweet tooth

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Metabolism: Gastric surgery alters sweet tooth

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527412b

Some weight-loss surgeries can diminish cravings for sweets by altering the brain's response to the neurotransmitter dopamine.Ivan de Araujo of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and his colleagues studied the effects of a duodenal–jejunal bypass, which reroutes food from the stomach directly into

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Ecology: Toads saved from killer fungus

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Ecology: Toads saved from killer fungus

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527412c

Biologists have rid a wild toad species of a lethal fungal disease that threatens amphibians around the world.The chytrid fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis has wiped out many species of frogs and toads. Jaime Bosch at Spain's National Museum of Natural History in Madrid and

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Hydrology: Snow-fed water supply threatened

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Hydrology: Snow-fed water supply threatened

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527412d

The southwestern United States, the Iberian Peninsula and parts of the Middle East and other regions are at risk of seasonal water shortages resulting from decreasing snowfall in a warming climate.Justin Mankin at Columbia University in New York and his colleagues looked at projections

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Nutrition: Personalized diets for health

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Nutrition: Personalized diets for health

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527413a

People who eat identical meals display different blood glucose levels afterwards, thanks in part to differences in their gut microbes.Large spikes in blood glucose after eating increase the risk of type 2 diabetes, so dietary guidelines rank foods based on their glycaemic index —

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Quantum metrology: Lasers reveal quantum jitters

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Quantum metrology: Lasers reveal quantum jitters

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527413b

Ultrafast laser pulses can be used to detect the motion of a single atom, from energetic wiggles to quantum jitters.Kale Johnson at the University of Maryland in College Park and his colleagues trapped ions of ytterbium and zapped them with laser pulses just 10

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Bioelectronics: Flower given digital power

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Bioelectronics: Flower given digital power

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527413c

Researchers have incorporated electronic circuitry into the tissues of a rose.Magnus Berggren at Linköping University in Norrköping, Sweden, and his colleagues submerged the cut end of a rose stem into a water-based solution of PEDOT, a conducting polymer that is used in printable electronics.

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Agricultural ecology: Complex effects of pesticides on bees

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Agricultural ecology: Complex effects of pesticides on bees

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527413d

Honeybee colonies could be compensating for the harmful effects of certain pesticides by producing more workers, at least in the short term.Some European countries banned neonicotinoid pesticides in 2013, but this remains controversial because field studies have failed to confirm the adverse effects reported

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Planetary science: Martian moon will break apart

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Planetary science: Martian moon will break apart

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527413e

Phobos, one of Mars's two moons, will disintegrate some 20 million to 40 million years from now, and its particles will form the only planetary ring in the inner Solar System.Benjamin Black and Tushar Mittal of the University of California, Berkeley, made these predictions

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The week in science: 20–26 November 2015

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

The week in science: 20–26 November 2015

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/527414a

Rare rhino dies; Ebola re-emerges in Liberia; and Pfizer–Allergan in mega-merger.

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'Digital chimp' trove preserves brains of retired apes

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

'Digital chimp' trove preserves brains of retired apes

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/527422a

Author: Sara Reardon

NIH to fund a cache of brain tissue and online data in place of live-animal experimentation.

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All together now

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

All together now

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/527425a

After 25 years of negotiations, all countries are finally set to take steps to limit global warming. A special issue examines the path to the Paris climate summit, and the road beyond.

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Global climate agreement: After the talks

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Global climate agreement: After the talks

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527439a

Authors: David G. Victor & James P. Leape

The real business of decarbonization begins after an agreement is signed at the Paris climate conference, argue David G. Victor and James P. Leape.

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Materials science: Share corrosion data

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Materials science: Share corrosion data

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527441a

Authors: Xiaogang Li, Dawei Zhang, Zhiyong Liu, Zhong Li, Cuiwei Du & Chaofang Dong

To prevent disasters, Xiaogang Li and colleagues call for open data infrastructures to collate information on materials failures.

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Sustainability: The launch of Spaceship Earth

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Sustainability: The launch of Spaceship Earth

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527443a

Author: Adam Rome

Adam Rome revisits five prescient classics that first made sustainability a public issue in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Books in brief

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Books in brief

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527445a

Author: Barbara Kiser

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week's best science picks.

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Gene editing: Heed disability views

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 00:00

Gene editing: Heed disability views

Nature 527, 7579 (2015). doi:10.1038/527446a

Author: Tom Shakespeare

CRISPR–Cas9 is a gene-editing tool of great potential, although not necessarily from a disability-rights perspective (see D. J. H.Mathewset al. Nature527, 159–161; 201510.1038/527159a). People with disabilities are, in my view, unlikely to be queuing up

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