Nature

Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.
  • Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment
    [Apr 2015]

    Scientists must speak up on fossil-fuel divestment

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/520265a

    Author: Alan Rusbridger

    Alan Rusbridger wants researchers to help convince powerful philanthropic organizations to set an example and stop propelling carbon emissions.

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  • Imaging: A 3D map of skin microbes and molecules
    [Apr 2015]

    Imaging: A 3D map of skin microbes and molecules

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520266a

    Researchers have glimpsed the complexities of human skin by creating a three-dimensional (3D) map of the chemicals and microbes found on the body's largest organ.Pieter Dorrestein of the University of California in San Diego and his colleagues swabbed 400 locations on the skin of

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  • Astrophysics: Neutrinos from a galaxy far away
    [Apr 2015]

    Astrophysics: Neutrinos from a galaxy far away

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520266b

    Two of the most energetic neutrinos detected by a telescope in the Antarctic may have come from the cores of distant galaxies.Neutrinos are stable and can travel far in space, so they could shed light on distant astrophysical and galactic objects. The Antarctic telescope

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  • Neuroscience: Brain zap stops electrical fault
    [Apr 2015]

    Neuroscience: Brain zap stops electrical fault

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520266c

    Deep-brain stimulation may improve movement in people with Parkinson's disease by reducing abnormally strong coupling of electrical activity in the brain.Implanted electrodes are used to treat some brain disorders, particularly Parkinson's disease. Coralie de Hemptinne at the University of California, San Francisco, and her

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  • Marine science: Fishing drives population decline
    [Apr 2015]

    Marine science: Fishing drives population decline

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520266d

    Fishing magnifies natural variations in numbers of fish, increasing the risk of population collapses.Timothy Essington and his colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle analysed at least 25 years' worth of data on 55 stocks of small fish such as sardines, herrings and

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  • Seismology: San Francisco's quake hazard rises
    [Apr 2015]

    Seismology: San Francisco's quake hazard rises

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520267a

    Two geological faults in northern California are linked, meaning that the risk of a large earthquake in the eastern San Francisco Bay Area is greater than was thought.A team led by Estelle Chaussard of the University of California, Berkeley, used satellite radar to study

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  • Atmospheric science: Asian pollution hitchhikes south
    [Apr 2015]

    Atmospheric science: Asian pollution hitchhikes south

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520267b

    Pollution from East Asia affects air quality in the distant tropics.A team led by Matthew Ashfold at the University of Cambridge, UK, detected elevated levels of a chlorine-containing gas at two remote sites in tropical Borneo during the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2008–09. The

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  • Microbiology: Downsides of low-dose antibiotics
    [Apr 2015]

    Microbiology: Downsides of low-dose antibiotics

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520267c

    Taking low doses of antibiotics to prevent recurring bladder infections could make the illness worse than taking no antibiotic at all.Lee Goneau of the University of Toronto in Canada and his colleagues studied mice previously infected with urinary tract bacteria, and treated the animals

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  • Molecular pathology: Cancer spreads among clams
    [Apr 2015]

    Molecular pathology: Cancer spreads among clams

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520267d

    Outbreaks of leukaemia-like cancer in soft-shell clams may have originated in a single clam.Mysterious cancers have been affecting clams and other marine bivalves in the United States and Europe since at least the 1970s. Stephen Goff at Columbia University in New York and his

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  • Physics: Hot fluids act strangely in space
    [Apr 2015]

    Physics: Hot fluids act strangely in space

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520267e

    Boiling fluids behave differently in space and on Earth, suggesting that new approaches are needed to cool spacecraft in orbit.Heat pipes suck excess heat away from laptop computers and other devices, and consist of a tube filled with liquid that evaporates at one end

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  • Seven days: 10–16 April 2015
    [Apr 2015]

    Seven days: 10–16 April 2015

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/520268a

    The week in science: Protests delay telescope construction, Brazil approves GM eucalyptus; and African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention takes shape.

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  • UK funders demand strong statistics for animal studies
    [Apr 2015]

    UK funders demand strong statistics for animal studies

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/520271a

    Author: Daniel Cressey

    Move addresses concerns that some experiments are not using enough animals.

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  • Cancer: The Ras renaissance
    [Apr 2015]

    Cancer: The Ras renaissance

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/520278a

    Author: Heidi Ledford

    Thirty years of pursuit have failed to yield a drug to take on one of the deadliest families of cancer-causing proteins. Now some researchers are taking another shot.

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  • Astronomy: Hubble's legacy
    [Apr 2015]

    Astronomy: Hubble's legacy

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520287a

    Author: Mario Livio

    Twenty-five years after launch, the wild success of the space telescope argues for a new era of bold exploration in the face of tight budgets, says Mario Livio.

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  • Health: Make precision medicine work for cancer care
    [Apr 2015]

    Health: Make precision medicine work for cancer care

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520290a

    Author: Mark A. Rubin

    To get targeted treatments to more cancer patients pair genomic data with clinical data, and make the information widely accessible, urges Mark A. Rubin.

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  • Data visualization: Mapping the topical space
    [Apr 2015]

    Data visualization: Mapping the topical space

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520292a

    Author: Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard

    Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard applauds a cogent guide to scientific cartography.

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  • Books in brief
    [Apr 2015]

    Books in brief

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520293a

    Author: Barbara Kiser

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

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  • Q&A: Geological historian
    [Apr 2015]

    Q&A: Geological historian

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520294a

    Author: Alexandra Witze

    The first geological map of a nation was made 200 years ago by British surveyor William Smith; the rediscovery of a first-edition copy in the archives of the Geological Society of London was announced last month (see go.nature.com/oogpht). As researchers gather for a conference to celebrate the anniversary of the 1815 chart of England and Wales, John Henry, chair of the society's history group, talks about the map and its pioneering creator.

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  • Romanian physics: Is a mega-project the ELI in the room?
    [Apr 2015]

    Romanian physics: Is a mega-project the ELI in the room?

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520295a

    Author: Radu Silaghi-Dumitrescu

    Romania is firmly committed to contributing to the prestigious Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) nuclear physics project, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (www.eli-np.ro). As a director of university research grants — hence one of the many possible competitors of ELI for government

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  • Antibodies: validate recombinants once
    [Apr 2015]

    Antibodies: validate recombinants once

    Nature 520, 7547 (2015). doi:10.1038/520295b

    Authors: Andrew M. Bradbury & Andreas Plückthun

    It goes without saying that recombinant antibodies, like all binding reagents, need to be validated at the outset (see R. D.PolakiewiczNature518, 48310.1038/518483b (2015) and L. P.FreedmanNature518, 48310.1038/518483c (2015)

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