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The shape of work to come

8 hours 38 min ago

The shape of work to come

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/550316a

Author: Emily Anthes

Three ways that the digital revolution is reshaping workforces around the world.

Categories: Literature

Science must examine the future of work

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Science must examine the future of work

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550301b

As automation changes employment, researchers should gather the evidence to help map the implications.

Categories: Literature

Blue is in the eye of the bee-holder

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Blue is in the eye of the bee-holder

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550302a

Flowers have evolved an ingenious way to attract pollinators.

Categories: Literature

Epic star collision, asteroid fly-by and journal resignations

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Epic star collision, asteroid fly-by and journal resignations

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/550306a

The week in science: 13–19 October 2017.

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New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/550312a

Author: Elizabeth Gibney

Metrologists are poised to change how scientists measure the Universe.

Categories: Literature

The future of work

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

The future of work

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/550315a

Digital technologies are upending the workforce. The right research can tell us how.

Categories: Literature

Lessons from history for the future of work

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Lessons from history for the future of work

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550321a

Author: Robert C. Allen

Global comparisons of previous social and economic upheavals suggest that what is to come depends on where you are now, argues Robert C. Allen.

Categories: Literature

The second Renaissance

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

The second Renaissance

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550327a

Author: Ian Goldin

Ian Goldin calls on scientists to help society to weather the disruptive transformations afoot.

Categories: Literature

Archaeology: The wonder of the pyramids

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Archaeology: The wonder of the pyramids

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550330a

Author: Andrew Robinson

Andrew Robinson enjoys a volume rounding up research on the complex at Giza, Egypt.

Categories: Literature

Books in brief

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Books in brief

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550331a

Author: Barbara Kiser

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

Categories: Literature

History: Five millennia of Indian science

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

History: Five millennia of Indian science

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550332a

Author: James Poskett

James Poskett applauds a show celebrating discovery on the subcontinent, from zero to the boson.

Categories: Literature

Federal funding: Stifled by budgets, not irrelevance

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Federal funding: Stifled by budgets, not irrelevance

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550333a

Author: Thomas O. Baldwin

Daniel Sarewitz constructs a stereotype of scientists who are left to their own devices and whose research is disconnected from potential applications (Nature547, 139; 10.1038/547139a2017). As president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), I argue

Categories: Literature

Ornithology: Danish dairy farmer delivers data coup

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Ornithology: Danish dairy farmer delivers data coup

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550333b

Authors: Tony Fox & Henning Heldbjerg

Neither the name Peder V. Thellesen nor the Danish Ornithological Society Journal will resonate with most Nature readers. In a striking example of citizen science, the Danish journal has just published 45 years of Thellesen's breeding data from his studies of starlings (

Categories: Literature

Open data: Spot data glitches before publication

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Open data: Spot data glitches before publication

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550333c

Authors: Noah F. Greenwald, Pratiti Bandopadhayay & Rameen Beroukhim

Deposition of raw data into publicly available databases — now a condition of publication in many journals (Nature537, 138; 10.1038/537138a2016) — needs to involve more than just another checkbox for the senior author. Before accepting a manuscript, journals should

Categories: Literature

PhD students: living wage key to diversity

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

PhD students: living wage key to diversity

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550333d

Authors: Larissa K. Barber, Nicholas A. Barber & Holly P. Jones

In our view, your report on side jobs for scientists paints a naive and insensitive picture of the financial and social realities facing many graduate students and other early-career researchers (Nature549, 297–299; 10.1038/nj7671-297a2017). For a group already

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PhD students: side jobs are no solution

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

PhD students: side jobs are no solution

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550333e

Author: Therice Morris

As a graduate student at a US university, I object strongly to any implication that PhD students should take other jobs on top of their already demanding research (Nature549, 297–299; 10.1038/nj7671-297a2017). That is not, nor should it

Categories: Literature

Flexible working: Science in the gig economy

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Flexible working: Science in the gig economy

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/nj7676-419a

Author: Roberta Kwok

Will the future of research rely on independent workers who perform short-term jobs? Labour researchers and freelance scientists share their views.

Categories: Literature

Trade talk: Habitat helper

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Trade talk: Habitat helper

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/nj7676-421a

Author: Sarah Boon

Categories: Literature

Breaking and entering

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Breaking and entering

Nature 550, 7676 (2017). doi:10.1038/550424a

Author: Hall Jameson

Escape is not an option.

Categories: Literature

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 00:00

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Nature. doi:10.1038/550S105a

Author: Brian Owens

Categories: Literature

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