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The internet of animals that could help to save vanishing wildlife

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

The internet of animals that could help to save vanishing wildlife

The internet of animals that could help to save vanishing wildlife, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07036-2

Martin Wikelski has spent 17 years getting an antenna into space to track animals around the world. That’s the first step in his plan to revolutionize biology.

Promises and pitfalls of imaging the brain

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Promises and pitfalls of imaging the brain

Promises and pitfalls of imaging the brain, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07043-3

Chris Baker enjoys Russell Poldrack’s clear-eyed account of attempts to decode brains scans.

Real-life stories of online harassment — and how scientists got through it

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Real-life stories of online harassment — and how scientists got through it

Real-life stories of online harassment — and how scientists got through it, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07046-0

Certain fields draw frequent attacks on social media and other digital platforms. Three scientists explain how they navigate the minefields.

The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation

The biggest pandemic risk? Viral misinformation , Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07034-4

A century after the world’s worst flu epidemic, rapid spread of misinformation is undermining trust in vaccines crucial to public health, warns Heidi Larson.

Genes unleashed: how the Victorians engineered our dogs

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Genes unleashed: how the Victorians engineered our dogs

Genes unleashed: how the Victorians engineered our dogs, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07039-z

Meg Olmert weighs up a tale of artificial selection, class, entertainment and more than 200 breeds.

Act now to close chemical-weapons loophole

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Act now to close chemical-weapons loophole

Act now to close chemical-weapons loophole, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07058-w

Act now to close chemical-weapons loophole

The global tide of blood in history, medicine and culture

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

The global tide of blood in history, medicine and culture

The global tide of blood in history, medicine and culture, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07041-5

Tilli Tansey navigates the extraordinary story of the life-giving liquid.

All scientists deserve a break from e-mail on holiday — not just professors

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

All scientists deserve a break from e-mail on holiday — not just professors

All scientists deserve a break from e-mail on holiday — not just professors, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07060-2

All scientists deserve a break from e-mail on holiday — not just professors

Twenty-five years of using microlensing to study dark matter

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Twenty-five years of using microlensing to study dark matter

Twenty-five years of using microlensing to study dark matter, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07006-8

In 1993, two papers reported observations of an astronomical phenomenon called gravitational microlensing. The results showed that microlensing could be used to probe the elusive dark matter that is thought to pervade the Universe.

China awaits controversial blacklist of ‘poor quality’ journals

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

China awaits controversial blacklist of ‘poor quality’ journals

China awaits controversial blacklist of ‘poor quality’ journals, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07025-5

But some researchers say the policy won’t succeed in improving research quality.

How the mighty Mekong River dug deep

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

How the mighty Mekong River dug deep

How the mighty Mekong River dug deep , Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07056-y

Intense monsoon rains might have played a part in sculpting the river’s valley.

From the archive

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

From the archive

From the archive, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06978-x

What Nature was saying 50 and 100 years ago.

Daily briefing: Insect populations are crashing even in lush, protected tropical rainforests

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Daily briefing: Insect populations are crashing even in lush, protected tropical rainforests

Daily briefing: Insect populations are crashing even in lush, protected tropical rainforests, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07082-w

Alarming losses at the base of the food web, the imminent launch of a mission to Mercury and the man who smells things for NASA.

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research

Tsunami scientists clash with Indonesian government over rules on foreign research, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07030-8

International researchers fear data that could help determine the tsunami's cause will disappear before they can get to it.

Journal blacklists: show your working

16 October 2018 - 12:00am

Journal blacklists: show your working

Journal blacklists: show your working, Published online: 16 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07033-5

Lists of academic publications to use or avoid must be based on transparent criteria.

Cosmic bubble spawns one of the biggest galactic swarms ever seen

15 October 2018 - 12:00am

Cosmic bubble spawns one of the biggest galactic swarms ever seen

Cosmic bubble spawns one of the biggest galactic swarms ever seen, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07028-2

A protocluster of galaxies was born when the Universe was one billion years old.

Security and eavesdropping in terahertz wireless links

15 October 2018 - 12:00am

Security and eavesdropping in terahertz wireless links

Security and eavesdropping in terahertz wireless links, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0609-x

Contrary to current expectation, eavesdropping on terahertz wireless data links is shown to be easier than expected, by placing an object in the path of the signal that scatters part of it to a receiver located elsewhere.

Riskiest landing of Japan's asteroid mission delayed until January

15 October 2018 - 12:00am

Riskiest landing of Japan's asteroid mission delayed until January

Riskiest landing of Japan's asteroid mission delayed until January, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07055-z

Touchdown of Hayabusa2 mothership has been postponed because of unexpectedly rough terrain.

Climate change is about to make your beer more expensive

15 October 2018 - 12:00am

Climate change is about to make your beer more expensive

Climate change is about to make your beer more expensive, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07015-7

Extreme weather events are expected to reduce global barley production.

Astronomy is losing women three times faster than men

15 October 2018 - 12:00am

Astronomy is losing women three times faster than men

Astronomy is losing women three times faster than men, Published online: 15 October 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07018-4

Analysis of recruitment data strongly supports anecdotal evidence that the field struggles to retain women early in their careers.

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