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Canadian cod comeback derailed

20 April 2018 - 12:00am

Canadian cod comeback derailed

Canadian cod comeback derailed, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04898-4

Canadian cod comeback derailed

Flu virus finally sequenced in its native form

20 April 2018 - 12:00am

Flu virus finally sequenced in its native form

Flu virus finally sequenced in its native form, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04908-5

Direct sequencing of RNA molecules such as virus genomes should help to unpick role of mysterious chemical modifications.

Clear signs of global warming will hit poorer countries first

20 April 2018 - 12:00am

Clear signs of global warming will hit poorer countries first

Clear signs of global warming will hit poorer countries first, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04854-2

New climate-inequality tool quantifies how quickly the weather will veer beyond normal in different regions.

A nanomaterial to make your phone battery last

20 April 2018 - 12:00am

A nanomaterial to make your phone battery last

A nanomaterial to make your phone battery last, Published online: 20 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04884-w

Compound prevents deterioration of an inexpensive component.

Cutting-edge microscope spies on living cells inside the body

19 April 2018 - 12:00am

Cutting-edge microscope spies on living cells inside the body

Cutting-edge microscope spies on living cells inside the body , Published online: 19 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04760-7

Imaging technique captures 3D video of cells at work in unprecedented detail.

Newfound chameleon species flashes rainbow colours and a nose like Pinocchio’s

19 April 2018 - 12:00am

Newfound chameleon species flashes rainbow colours and a nose like Pinocchio’s

Newfound chameleon species flashes rainbow colours and a nose like Pinocchio’s, Published online: 19 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04883-x

Resplendent reptile and two similar species have been discovered in the remote forests of Madagascar.

Grassland plants show surprising appetite for carbon dioxide

19 April 2018 - 12:00am

Grassland plants show surprising appetite for carbon dioxide

Grassland plants show surprising appetite for carbon dioxide, Published online: 19 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04869-9

Results from a long-running field experiment suggest that a major group of plants could thrive as the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases.

A robot that builds IKEA furniture in a snap

19 April 2018 - 12:00am

A robot that builds IKEA furniture in a snap

A robot that builds IKEA furniture in a snap, Published online: 19 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04779-w

Machine made from off-the-shelf components constructs chair from a kit in less than 25 minutes.

Talking sense on climate change, the biology of behaviour and a prehistoric shark with a twist: New in paperback

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Talking sense on climate change, the biology of behaviour and a prehistoric shark with a twist: New in paperback

Talking sense on climate change, the biology of behaviour and a prehistoric shark with a twist: New in paperback, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04586-3

Mary Craig rounds up the highlights of this season’s releases.

Vertically migrating swimmers generate aggregation-scale eddies in a stratified column

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Vertically migrating swimmers generate aggregation-scale eddies in a stratified column

Vertically migrating swimmers generate aggregation-scale eddies in a stratified column, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0044-z

Laboratory experiments with the brine shrimp Artemia salina illustrate the potential for turbulence generated by the diurnal vertical migrations of aggregations of centimetre-scale zooplankton to affect the physical and biogeochemical structure of oceanic water columns.

Shrimp cause a stir

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Shrimp cause a stir

Shrimp cause a stir, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04673-5

Migration of brine shrimp causes substantial mixing of the water column.

Long-term tracking of biodiversity is more important than ever

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Long-term tracking of biodiversity is more important than ever

Long-term tracking of biodiversity is more important than ever, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04626-y

Long-term tracking of biodiversity is more important than ever

Checklists work to improve science

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Checklists work to improve science

Checklists work to improve science, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04590-7

Nature authors say a reproducibility checklist is a step in the right direction, but more needs to be done.

How to retool our concept of value

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

How to retool our concept of value

How to retool our concept of value, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04534-1

Robert Costanza applauds Mariana Mazzucato’s call for more-productive, equal and sustainable economies.

African scientists call for more control of their continent’s genomic data

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

African scientists call for more control of their continent’s genomic data

African scientists call for more control of their continent’s genomic data, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04685-1

Voluntary guidelines aim to combat ‘helicopter’ science and ensure that studies benefit African citizens and scientists.

Science must rise up to support people like me

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Science must rise up to support people like me

Science must rise up to support people like me, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04598-z

Institutions could do more to support researchers who have disabilities, says Aaron Schaal.

One NIH grant can lead to another

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

One NIH grant can lead to another

One NIH grant can lead to another, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04605-3

Recipients of postdoc fellowship are more likely to secure further agency cash.

A welcome framework for research in Africa

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

A welcome framework for research in Africa

A welcome framework for research in Africa, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04589-0

A new set of ethics principles should help researchers and funders do justice to the interests of those involved with Africa’s genomics research.

The long search for the pain gene

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

The long search for the pain gene

The long search for the pain gene, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04560-z

Tor Wager lauds a book on the hunt for an elusive root of sensory suffering.

Space pioneer

18 April 2018 - 12:00am

Space pioneer

Space pioneer, Published online: 18 April 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04603-5

Meteorologist Insa Thiele-Eich is training to become Germany’s first female astronaut.

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