Colombia: new plan imperils Amazon
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01615-7Colombia: new plan imperils Amazon (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Dolors Armenteras Thomas Defler Source Type: research

How China will protect one-quarter of its land
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01563-2Other nations could learn from China’s red-line initiative to preserve nature, biodiversity and ecosystem services in the country, says Jixi Gao. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Jixi Gao Source Type: research

More haste, less speed in replenishing China’s groundwater
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01617-5More haste, less speed in replenishing China’s groundwater (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: David O ’Connor Deyi Hou Source Type: research

Stats: 800 signatories on death warrant is overkill
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01619-3Stats: 800 signatories on death warrant is overkill (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Frederick E. Lepore Source Type: research

Stats: retain significance testing
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01616-6Stats: retain significance testing (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Brian Haig Source Type: research

A dam or an ape — Indonesia faces stark choice
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01620-wA dam or an ape — Indonesia faces stark choice (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Erik Meijaard Source Type: research

One million species to go extinct — a decades-old headline
Nature, Published online: 21 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01618-4One million species to go extinct — a decades-old headline (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 21, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Richard J. Ladle Source Type: research

Daily briefing: Huge study finds no evidence of a ‘depression gene’
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01622-8“How on Earth could we have spent 20 years and hundreds of millions of dollars studying pure noise?” Plus: China set to regulate against another CRISPR baby and how to build your own lab equipment. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Late steps in bacterial translation initiation visualized using time-resolved cryo-EM
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1249-5Late steps in bacterial translation initiation visualized using time-resolved cryo-EM (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Sandip Kaledhonkar Ziao Fu Kelvin Caban Wen Li Bo Chen Ming Sun Ruben L. Gonzalez Jr Joachim Frank Source Type: research

Imaging tweak reveals chemical bonds inside bulky molecules
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01537-4An unconventional mode of operation allows atomic-force microscope to peer inside 3D shapes. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Physical kilogram is officially dead
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01614-8Definitions of four basic scientific units, including the kilogram and the kelvin, now rely on fundamental constants rather than arbitrary measures. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Elizabeth Gibney Source Type: research

A massive white-dwarf merger product before final collapse
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1216-1The merger of two white dwarfs created a massive, hot, luminous, rotating and magnetized star with a lifetime of several thousand years, which will collapse into a type Ic supernova. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Vasilii V. Gvaramadze G ötz Gräfener Norbert Langer Olga V. Maryeva Alexei Y. Kniazev Alexander S. Moskvitin Olga I. Spiridonova Source Type: research

A DIY approach to automating your lab
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01590-zDo-it-yourself projects give researchers the equipment they need at bargain prices. But making your own technology requires commitment and time, and it is rarely easy. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Mike May Source Type: research

Air conditioner ‘in a patch’ provides portable cooling
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01576-xDevice exploits semiconductors to whisk heat away from a polymer skin patch. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Altered minds: mescaline’s complicated history
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01571-2A chronicle tracing the drug’s ancient roots and role in research grips Alison Abbott. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Alison Abbott Source Type: research

Quantum gases show flashes of a supersolid
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01585-wSupersolids are highly sought-after structures whose atoms can simultaneously support frictionless flow and form a crystal. Hallmarks of a supersolid have now been observed in three experiments that involve quantum gases of dipolar atoms. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Lode Pollet Source Type: research

China set to introduce gene-editing regulation following CRISPR-baby furore
Nature, Published online: 20 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01580-1The draft rules mean that anyone who manipulates human genes in adults or embryos is responsible for adverse outcomes. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: David Cyranoski Source Type: research

Daily briefing: First randomized controlled trial shows why a junk-food diet packs on weight
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01610-yWe eat more quickly and ingest more calories with processed food. Plus: Gran Sasso physicists face trial over safety and how to give a great seminar about your research. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Author Correction: Evolutionary history resolves global organization of root functional traits
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1214-3Author Correction: Evolutionary history resolves global organization of root functional traits (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Zeqing Ma Dali Guo Xingliang Xu Mingzhen Lu Richard D. Bardgett David M. Eissenstat M. Luke McCormack Lars O. Hedin Source Type: research

Why collaborating with industry can provide a career boost
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01572-1Neuroscientist Blaine Roberts explains how partnering with companies, or a consortium of companies, can bring significant benefits to researchers — from funding and training to expanding professional networks. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Blaine Roberts Source Type: research

Ebola survivors are protected from infection years after illness
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01539-2Antibody patterns shift as people recover from a deadly virus. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 17, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Caster Semenya ruling: sports federation is flouting ethics rules
Nature, Published online: 17 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01606-8New eligibility requirements for elite female athletes violate principles designed to protect people from risky medical research, argues Roger Pielke, Jr, an expert witness in the athlete’s case. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 17, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Roger Pielke Jr Source Type: research

Harassment survivors demand stronger action by US biomedical agency
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01602-yWomen recounted their experiences at a meeting organized by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Sara Reardon Source Type: research

First strict test shows why a junk-food diet packs on weight
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01523-wA steady repast of pancakes, packaged snacks and processed meats prompted people to consume more calories. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Construction of an Escherichia coli genome with fewer codons sets records
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01584-xThe biggest synthetic genome so far has been made, with a smaller set of amino-acid-encoding codons than usual — raising the prospect of encoding proteins that contain unnatural amino-acid residues. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Benjamin A. Blount Tom Ellis Source Type: research

Daily briefing: Biggest-ever synthetic genome recodes E. coli without redundant bits
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01600-0Who needs 64 codons anyway? Plus: the first samples from the far side of the Moon and Australia’s climate-change election. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Scientists fighting sexual harassment urge stronger action by US biomedical agency
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01602-ySurvivors of harassment recounted their experiences at a meeting organized by the National Institutes of Health. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Sara Reardon Source Type: research

Italian physicists to stand trial for conditions in underground lab
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01552-5The Gran Sasso National Laboratories have seen no major accidents so far, but prosecutors charge that environmental controls were lax. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Nicola Nosengo Source Type: research

Mystery of deadly Indonesian tsunami cracked using social-media videos
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01544-5The findings expose the deficiencies of tsunami warning systems, as well as highlighting the power of citizen science. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Michael Marshall Source Type: research

How Australia’s election will decide its role in climate change
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01543-6The result could make the country a world leader on global-warming action — or leave it lagging. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Adam Morton Source Type: research

Snakebite crisis gets US$100-million boost for better antivenoms
Nature, Published online: 16 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01557-0Wellcome Trust launches research initiative for long-neglected health problem. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Quirin Schiermeier Source Type: research

Mapping HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2017
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1200-9Fine-scale estimates of the prevalence of HIV in adults across sub-Saharan Africa reveal substantial within-country variation and local differences in both the direction and rate of change in the prevalence of HIV between 2000 and 2017. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Laura Dwyer-Lindgren Michael A. Cork Amber Sligar Krista M. Steuben Kate F. Wilson Naomi R. Provost Benjamin K. Mayala John D. VanderHeide Michael L. Collison Jason B. Hall Molly H. Biehl Austin Carter Tahvi Frank Dirk Douwes-Schultz Roy Burstein Daniel C Source Type: research

Remember
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01507-wA fresh start. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: A. J. Lee Source Type: research

Tracing the origin of adult intestinal stem cells
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1212-5Lineage tracing, biophysical modelling and intestinal transplantation approaches are used to demonstrate that, in the mouse fetal intestinal epithelium, cells are highly plastic with respect to cellular identity and, independent of LGR5 expression and cell position, can contribute to the adult stem cell compartment. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Jordi Guiu Edouard Hannezo Shiro Yui Samuel Demharter Svetlana Ulyanchenko Martti Maimets Anne J ørgensen Signe Perlman Lene Lundvall Linn Salto Mamsen Agnete Larsen Rasmus H. Olesen Claus Yding Andersen Lea Langhoff Thuesen Kristine Juul Hare Tune H. Pe Source Type: research

Terror deaths, primate research and nuclear deal falters
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01495-xThe week in science: 10–16 May 2019. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Total synthesis of Escherichia coli with a recoded genome
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1192-5High-fidelity convergent total synthesis is used to produce Escherichia coli with a 61-codon synthetic genome that uses 59 codons to encode all of the canonical amino acids. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Julius Fredens Kaihang Wang Daniel de la Torre Louise F. H. Funke Wesley E. Robertson Yonka Christova Tiongsun Chia Wolfgang H. Schmied Daniel L. Dunkelmann V áclav Beránek Chayasith Uttamapinant Andres Gonzalez Llamazares Thomas S. Elliott Jason W. Chi Source Type: research

Scaling up quantum simulations
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01483-1It is difficult to carry out and verify digital quantum simulations that use many quantum bits. A hybrid device based on a digital classical computer and an analog quantum processor suggests a way forward. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: J ürgen Berges Source Type: research

Lili Milani banks Estonia’s genomic potential
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01440-yAt the Estonian Genome Centre, the geneticist and her team are investigating the impact of genetic variations on drug metabolism and adherence to prescriptions. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Bec Crew Source Type: research

Progenitors from the central nervous system drive neurogenesis in cancer
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1219-yIn a mouse model of prostate cancer, neural progenitors from the central nervous system that express doublecortin infiltrate tumours and metastases, and can generate new adrenergic neurons in tumours. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Philippe Mauffrey Nicolas Tchitchek Vilma Barroca Alexis Bemelmans Virginie Firlej Yves Allory Paul-Henri Rom éo Claire Magnon Source Type: research

Transcription factors and 3D genome conformation in cell-fate decisions
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1182-7Three-dimensional genome architecture has important roles in the regulation of gene expression and is therefore a key determinant of cell identity in normal development and in disease states. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Ralph Stadhouders Guillaume J. Filion Thomas Graf Source Type: research

Podcast: Recoding genomes, and material from the Moon's far side
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01556-1Listen to the lastest science news, brought to you by Shamini Bundell and Nick Howe. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Distinct modes of cell competition shape mammalian tissue morphogenesis
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1199-yCell competition in the developing mouse epithelium involves apoptosis and engulfment when the epithelium has only one layer, but switches to involve asymmetric cell division and differentiation of ‘loser’ cells as the epithelium becomes stratified. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Stephanie J. Ellis Nicholas C. Gomez John Levorse Aaron F. Mertz Yejing Ge Elaine Fuchs Source Type: research

Rapid progress transforms ideals of health
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01438-6Ethical and equity challenges become more urgent. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Bianca Nogrady Source Type: research

Chinese investments fuel growth in African science
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01398-xAfrica has emerged as a major partner in China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and that is paying dividends for science. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Antoaneta Roussi Source Type: research

Nerve cells from the brain invade prostate tumours
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01461-7Prostate cancer contains nerve cells that are linked to disease progression, but their source was unknown. A mouse study reveals that cells from the brain invade prostate tumours and give rise to this nerve-cell population. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Simon T. Schafer Fred H. Gage Source Type: research

First probe on the Moon’s far side uncovers hints of lunar interior
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01541-8China’s Chang’e-4 mission has detected material that was probably stirred up during an impact event. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Elizabeth Gibney Source Type: research

Ways to give an effective seminar about your research project
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01574-zGrab your audience’s attention by using slides as a roadmap and focusing on your role as a presenter, recommends Ananya Sen. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Ananya Sen Source Type: research

Stem-cell and genetic therapies make a healthy marriage
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01442-wThis scientific partnership could fight everything from blood diseases to HIV. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Bianca Nogrady Source Type: research

Cavity quantum electrodynamics with atom-like mirrors
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1196-1An array of superconducting qubits in an open one-dimensional waveguide is precisely controlled to create an artificial quantum cavity–atom system that reaches the strong-coupling regime without substantial decoherence. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Mohammad Mirhosseini Eunjong Kim Xueyue Zhang Alp Sipahigil Paul B. Dieterle Andrew J. Keller Ana Asenjo-Garcia Darrick E. Chang Oskar Painter Source Type: research

Self-verifying variational quantum simulation of lattice models
Nature, Published online: 15 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-1177-4Quantum-classical variational techniques are combined with a programmable analogue quantum simulator based on a one-dimensional array of up to 20 trapped calcium ions to simulate the ground state of the lattice Schwinger model. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - May 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: C. Kokail C. Maier R. van Bijnen T. Brydges M. K. Joshi P. Jurcevic C. A. Muschik P. Silvi R. Blatt C. F. Roos P. Zoller Source Type: research