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Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures

20 July 2018 - 12:00am

Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures

Eye evolution came easy for simple sea creatures, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05755-0

Family tree shows that jellies and their relatives evolved eyes independently at least eight times.

Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology

20 July 2018 - 12:00am

Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology

Big Bang telescope finale marks end of an era in cosmology, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05788-5

With the end of Europe’s major Planck mission, researchers are moving to smaller projects studying different aspects of the cosmic microwave background.

Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home

20 July 2018 - 12:00am

Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home

Philippines sweetens deal for scientists who return home, Published online: 20 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05600-4

The government is trying to bolster its research workforce but academics say more needs to be done to improve the sector.

Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins

19 July 2018 - 12:00am

Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins

Medieval skeleton offers clues to bacterial killer’s origins, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05784-9

Deadly type of Salmonella that is now rare in Europe is found in ancient Norwegian remains.

3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain

19 July 2018 - 12:00am

3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain

3D image reveals hidden neurons in fruit-fly brain, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05782-x

Researchers hope the data will speed the understanding of how the brain affects behaviour.

Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice

19 July 2018 - 12:00am

Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice

Injections lead to big strides for paralysed mice, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05778-7

Rodents regain mobility after key neurons’ activity is dampened.

Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide

19 July 2018 - 12:00am

Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide

Humans are altering seasonal climate cycles worldwide, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05780-z

Nearly four decades of global temperature data collected by satellites reveal the atmospheric fingerprint of climate change.

Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden

19 July 2018 - 12:00am

Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden

Dutch publishing giant cuts off researchers in Germany and Sweden, Published online: 19 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05754-1

Negotiations with Elsevier have stalled over open-access deals.

Listen: AI robot mixes chemicals to discover reactions

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Listen: AI robot mixes chemicals to discover reactions

Listen: AI robot mixes chemicals to discover reactions, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05776-9

Automated machine conducts, assesses and learns from experiments with random reagents.

Learn from industry to build a healthy lab

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Learn from industry to build a healthy lab

Learn from industry to build a healthy lab, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05748-z

Learn from industry to build a healthy lab

Evaluation woes: define metrics from the off

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Evaluation woes: define metrics from the off

Evaluation woes: define metrics from the off, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05750-5

Evaluation woes: define metrics from the off

Leukaemia hijacks a neural mechanism to invade the central nervous system

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Leukaemia hijacks a neural mechanism to invade the central nervous system

Leukaemia hijacks a neural mechanism to invade the central nervous system, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0342-5

Expression of α6 integrin enables acute lymphoblastic leukaemia cells to use neural migratory pathways to invade the central nervous system and metastasize to the brain.

Peptide secretion triggers diabetes

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Peptide secretion triggers diabetes

Peptide secretion triggers diabetes, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05710-z

An autoimmune attack on cells that make the hormone insulin causes type 1 diabetes. A mouse study reveals that pancreatic-cell release of insulin peptide fragments into the bloodstream triggers this harmful process.

Minuscule heat engine brings power to the nano-world

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Minuscule heat engine brings power to the nano-world

Minuscule heat engine brings power to the nano-world, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05734-5

Device harnesses a ‘quantum dot’ to produce electric power with high efficiency.

Controlling an organic synthesis robot with machine learning to search for new reactivity

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Controlling an organic synthesis robot with machine learning to search for new reactivity

Controlling an organic synthesis robot with machine learning to search for new reactivity, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0307-8

A robot instructed by a machine learning algorithm and coupled with real-time spectroscopic systems provides fast and accurate reaction outcome predictions and reactivity assessments, leading to the discovery of new reactions.

Podcast: DNA scaffolds, climate-altering microbes, and a robot chemist

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Podcast: DNA scaffolds, climate-altering microbes, and a robot chemist

Podcast: DNA scaffolds, climate-altering microbes, and a robot chemist , Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05758-x

Listen to the latest science news, brought to you by Benjamin Thompson and Noah Baker.

Death-defying NASA mission will make humanity’s closest approach to the Sun

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Death-defying NASA mission will make humanity’s closest approach to the Sun

Death-defying NASA mission will make humanity’s closest approach to the Sun, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05741-6

The Parker Solar Probe will dive into the sizzling solar corona to explore its mysteries.

Thymic tuft cells promote an IL-4-enriched medulla and shape thymocyte development

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Thymic tuft cells promote an IL-4-enriched medulla and shape thymocyte development

Thymic tuft cells promote an IL-4-enriched medulla and shape thymocyte development, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0345-2

A comprehensive analysis of the thymic medulla identifies a tuft-cell-like thymic epithelial cell population that is necessary for shaping thymic function.

An unexpected trigger for calorie burning in brown fat

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

An unexpected trigger for calorie burning in brown fat

An unexpected trigger for calorie burning in brown fat, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-05619-7

The molecule succinate, which is a product of metabolism, promotes heat production and therefore calorie burning in brown fat in mice. This discovery could have implications for combating obesity in humans.

Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation

18 July 2018 - 12:00am

Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation

Global surface warming enhanced by weak Atlantic overturning circulation, Published online: 18 July 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0320-y

In preindustrial times, a weak Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation led to cooling in the Northern Hemisphere, but now it is predicted to cause accelerated global surface warming.

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