You are hereNature

Nature


Syndicate content Nature
Nature is the international weekly journal of science: a magazine style journal that publishes full-length research papers in all disciplines of science, as well as News and Views, reviews, news, features, commentaries, web focuses and more, covering all branches of science and how science impacts upon all aspects of society and life.
Updated: 10 hours 35 min ago

Rules for reproducibility win support

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00

Rules for reproducibility win support

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539e

Nearly a decade after writing a scathing critique of biomedical research, 'Why Most Published Research Findings Are False', Stanford University scientist John Ioannidis has published a follow-up. The health-policy researcher suggests a blueprint for making scientific results more reliable, including increasing the statistical certainty of

Categories: Literature

The top 100 papers

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00

The top 100 papers

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514550a

Authors: Richard Van Noorden, Brendan Maher & Regina Nuzzo

Nature explores the most-cited research of all time.

Categories: Literature

The Ebola questions

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00

The Ebola questions

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514554a

Author: Erika Check Hayden

Scientists know a lot about the virus that causes Ebola — but there are many puzzles that they have yet to solve.

Categories: Literature

Human spaceflight: Find asteroids to get to Mars

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00

Human spaceflight: Find asteroids to get to Mars

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514559a

Author: Richard P. Binzel

Asteroid retrieval is a distraction, says Richard P. Binzel. Better steps to interplanetary travel abound.

Categories: Literature

Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 13:00

Bibliometrics: Is your most cited work your best?

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514561a

Authors: John P. A. Ioannidis, Kevin W. Boyack, Henry Small, Aaron A. Sorensen & Richard Klavans

John P. A. Ioannidis and colleagues asked the most highly cited biomedical scientists to score their top-ten papers in six ways.

Categories: Literature

Pillars of reform

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Pillars of reform

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514535a

The Chinese government’s planned overhaul of its core research-funding system is vital if the country is to achieve its potential on the global scientific stage.

Categories: Literature

Call to action

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Call to action

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514535b

Time to ramp up science’s contribution to controlling the Ebola outbreak.

Categories: Literature

Code share

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Code share

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514536a

Papers in Nature journals should make computer code accessible where possible.

Categories: Literature

Developed nations must not fear sending Ebola help

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Developed nations must not fear sending Ebola help

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514537a

Author: Tim Inglis

The anxiety and stigma associated with Ebola are hampering Australia's willingness and ability to help with the control efforts in Africa, argues Tim Inglis.

Categories: Literature

Evolution: Lizards adapt quickly to invaders

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Evolution: Lizards adapt quickly to invaders

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514538a

Lizards in Florida have rapidly evolved traits that make them better tree-climbers, probably in response to an invasive competitor.Cuban brown anole lizards (Anolis sagrei) have spread over the past few decades across the southeastern United States, where they compete for territory and

Categories: Literature

Planetary science: Mercury's ice is a recent arrival

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Planetary science: Mercury's ice is a recent arrival

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514538b

Ice at Mercury's poles is a relatively new arrival — a finding that could help to resolve a debate about whether ice may have survived for billions of years on the planet closest to the Sun.Using data from NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft, Nancy Chabot of

Categories: Literature

Mycology: Teamwork helps yeast to infect

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Mycology: Teamwork helps yeast to infect

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514538c

Immune responses that should combat a disease caused by yeast instead make the fungus grow, potentially worsening the infection.Robin May at the University of Birmingham, UK, and his co-workers studied strains of Cryptoccocus gattii, which can cause meningitis and other problems.They found

Categories: Literature

Astronomy: Mysterious signals may be from Earth

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Astronomy: Mysterious signals may be from Earth

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514538d

Radio pulses that look like they came from deep space could actually have earthly origins.A team led by Pascal Saint-Hilaire at the University of California, Berkeley, detected five short but intense radio bursts at the Bleien Radio Observatory in Switzerland. This is only the

Categories: Literature

Cancer: Tumours linked to cellular rubbish

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Cancer: Tumours linked to cellular rubbish

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514538e

Discarded rubbish from tumours could trigger nearby healthy cells to become malignant.Many cells shed exosomes: membrane-bound packages of proteins, DNA and RNA that are thought to be a waste-management system. Raghu Kalluri at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and

Categories: Literature

Chemistry: Molecular sponges store oxygen

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Chemistry: Molecular sponges store oxygen

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539a

An oxygen cylinder could hold even more gas if it were filled with sponge-like powders, chemists report.The powders are a type of metal–organic framework (MOF): sponge-like materials in which metal atoms are connected by organic groups, creating a porous network with many promising applications

Categories: Literature

Glaciology: Channels hint at glacier hardiness

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Glaciology: Channels hint at glacier hardiness

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539b

Ancient channels preserved beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet suggest that part of the glacier prevailed during warm periods more than two million years ago.By combining radio-echo soundings of the landscape underneath the glacier with satellite images of the ice surface, Kathryn Rose of

Categories: Literature

Glaciology: Channels hint at glacier hardiness

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Glaciology: Channels hint at glacier hardiness

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539b

Ancient channels preserved beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet suggest that part of the glacier prevailed during warm periods more than two million years ago.By combining radio-echo soundings of the landscape underneath the glacier with satellite images of the ice surface, Kathryn Rose of

Categories: Literature

Biotechnology: Paper-based gene tools

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Biotechnology: Paper-based gene tools

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539c

Functional biological circuits can be printed on paper, reports a team led by James Collins at Boston University in Massachusetts.The team synthesized cell-free gene networks from off-the-shelf parts and freeze-dried them on to paper. When later rehydrated, the networks worked as programmable in vitro

Categories: Literature

Materials: Sunshine drives graphene machines

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Materials: Sunshine drives graphene machines

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). doi:10.1038/514539d

Machines that move by bending in response to moisture can be made by exposing thin sheets of graphene oxide to sunlight.A team led by Hong-Bo Sun at Jilin University in Changchun, China, focused sunlight on one side of graphene oxide paper. The ultraviolet radiation

Categories: Literature

Seven days: 24–30 October 2014

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 00:00

Seven days: 24–30 October 2014

Nature 514, 7524 (2014). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/514540a

The week in science: China launches its first round-trip lunar mission; skydiver leaps from record heights; and EU leaders agree on landmark climate deal.

Categories: Literature

Secondary Links