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No more first authors, no more last authors

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

No more first authors, no more last authors

No more first authors, no more last authors, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06779-2

If we really want transdisciplinary research, we must ditch the ordered listing of authors that stalls collaborative science, says Gretchen L. Kiser.

From the archive

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

From the archive

From the archive, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06786-3

What Nature was saying 50 and 100 years ago.

Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered-species protections

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered-species protections

Yellowstone grizzly bears back under endangered-species protections, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06840-0

Judge rules that the US government didn’t consider the best available science when it removed the animals from the endangered-species list.

Daily briefing: India, China, Saudi Arabia and the United States will lose most from climate change

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Daily briefing: India, China, Saudi Arabia and the United States will lose most from climate change

Daily briefing: India, China, Saudi Arabia and the United States will lose most from climate change, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06836-w

The top countries set to lose out economically from climate change, how to tag a billion plankton pictures and a call to ditch the ordered listing of authors.

Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up

Cryo-electron microscopy shapes up, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06791-6

As the imaging technique produces ever-sharper protein structures, researchers are racing to develop tools to assess how accurate they are.

The costs of climate inaction

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

The costs of climate inaction

The costs of climate inaction, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06827-x

A new analysis breaks down the likely social cost of carbon emissions by country and should make unhappy reading for politicians.

Trump administration launches sweeping review of fetal-tissue research

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Trump administration launches sweeping review of fetal-tissue research

Trump administration launches sweeping review of fetal-tissue research, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06841-z

The US Department of Health and Human Services has cancelled a government contract for fetal tissue and will examine “all research involving human fetal tissue”.

Landslides pose threat to Himalayan hydropower dream

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Landslides pose threat to Himalayan hydropower dream

Landslides pose threat to Himalayan hydropower dream, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06212-8

A study of the 2015 Nepal earthquake reveals that many projects were wiped out by moving debris.

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter highlights the value of physical repositories

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter highlights the value of physical repositories

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter highlights the value of physical repositories, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06825-z

Chance unearthing of a famous document reveals the scientist’s attempt to avoid the Inquisition.

Recent insights into targeting the IL-6 cytokine family in inflammatory diseases and cancer

Nature Rev. Imm. - 23 hours 49 min ago

Recent insights into targeting the IL-6 cytokine family in inflammatory diseases and cancer

Recent insights into targeting the IL-6 cytokine family in inflammatory diseases and cancer, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41577-018-0066-7

This Review considers the key roles of the IL-6 cytokine family in regulating innate and adaptive immunity, as well as other physiological responses. The authors highlight the potential of targeting IL-6 family members to treat inflammatory diseases and cancer.

Genetic determinism rides again

Nature - 23 hours 49 min ago

Genetic determinism rides again

Genetic determinism rides again, Published online: 25 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06784-5

Nathaniel Comfort questions a psychologist’s troubling claims about genes and behaviour.

Gene-snipping tool swats mosquitoes

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Gene-snipping tool swats mosquitoes

Gene-snipping tool swats mosquitoes, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06796-1

Female insects fail to reproduce after gene disruption.

The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano

The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06807-1

Katla, known for its frequent and explosive eruptions, produces more carbon dioxide than almost any other volcano on Earth.

Big-data project aims to transform farming in world's poorest countries

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Big-data project aims to transform farming in world's poorest countries

Big-data project aims to transform farming in world's poorest countries, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06800-8

Multimillion-dollar programme will gather data on small-scale farms in an effort to reduce hunger and promote rural growth.

Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium

Architecture of the TRPM2 channel and its activation mechanism by ADP-ribose and calcium, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0558-4

Structures of the transient receptor potential melastatin 2 channel in the apo resting (closed) state and in the ADP-ribose/Ca2+-bound active (open) state are determined by cryo-electron microscopy.

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?

How do natural hazards cascade to cause disasters?, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06783-6

Track connections between hurricanes, wildfires, climate change and other risks, urge Amir AghaKouchak and colleagues.

Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle

Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0572-6

Publisher Correction: Xenon isotopic constraints on the history of volatile recycling into the mantle

The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome

The interaction landscape between transcription factors and the nucleosome, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0549-5

A method for systematically exploring interactions between the nucleosome and transcription factors identifies five major interaction patterns.

Advice from the high seas: how to transition to a new lab

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Advice from the high seas: how to transition to a new lab

Advice from the high seas: how to transition to a new lab, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06824-0

Respect for what you and your colleagues bring to the table is vital to successful integration, says Melissa T. Miller.

Discovery of a periosteal stem cell mediating intramembranous bone formation

Nature - 24 September 2018 - 12:00am

Discovery of a periosteal stem cell mediating intramembranous bone formation

Discovery of a periosteal stem cell mediating intramembranous bone formation, Published online: 24 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0554-8

A periosteal stem cell specialized in intramembranous bone formation has been identified and was found to be essential for normal bone development and fracture healing.

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