Gifts of Prometheus
Gifts of Prometheus, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00618-8Out of the frying pan, into the fire. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Alex Shvartsman Source Type: research

First private Moon lander heralds new lunar space race
First private Moon lander heralds new lunar space race, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00634-8An Israeli firm is sending a privately built craft to the Moon — and leading a fresh era of exploration. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Elizabeth Gibney Source Type: research

Classify viruses — the gain is worth the pain
Classify viruses — the gain is worth the painClassify viruses — the gain is worth the pain, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00599-8Viruses hold solutions to a lot of problems, so let’s fund and reward cataloguing, urge Jens H. Kuhn and colleagues. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Jens H. Kuhn Yuri I. Wolf Mart Krupovic Yong-Zhen Zhang Piet Maes Valerian V. Dolja Eugene V. Koonin Source Type: research

This Nigerian doctor might just prevent the next deadly pandemic
This Nigerian doctor might just prevent the next deadly pandemic, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00615-xAs leader of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Chikwe Ihekweazu works to protect the nation — and the world — from devastating outbreaks. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Amy Maxmen Source Type: research

China sets sights on first solar power stations in space
China sets sights on first solar power stations in space, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00629-5The country has a plan to overcome the challenges experienced by other nations. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: David Cyranoski Source Type: research

How evolutionary theory guides policy
How evolutionary theory guides policy, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00605-zMonique Borgerhoff Mulder welcomes a study on Darwinian solutions to social issues. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Monique Borgerhoff Mulder Source Type: research

Frozen arias for the Anthropocene epoch
Frozen arias for the Anthropocene epoch, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00640-wA new opera grapples with the impacts of climate change. Patrick Goymer reviews it. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Patrick Goymer Source Type: research

A new model for disease research in Africa
A new model for disease research in Africa, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00612-0Locally led studies on public health are good for the continent and the globe. Scientists, politicians and funders should support it. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Space-junk spear, depression drug and the EU’s digital copyright
Space-junk spear, depression drug and the EU’s digital copyrightSpace-junk spear, depression drug and the EU’s digital copyright, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00614-yThe week in science: 15–21 February 2019. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Author Correction: El Niño–Southern Oscillation complexity
Author Correction: El Niño–Southern Oscillation complexityAuthor Correction: El Niño–Southern Oscillation complexity, Published online: 20 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0994-9Author Correction: El Niño–Southern Oscillation complexity (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 20, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Axel Timmermann Soon-Il An Jong-Seong Kug Fei-Fei Jin Wenju Cai Antonietta Capotondi Kim M. Cobb Matthieu Lengaigne Michael J. McPhaden Malte F. Stuecker Karl Stein Andrew T. Wittenberg Kyung-Sook Yun Tobias Bayr Han-Ching Chen Yoshimitsu Chikamoto Boris Source Type: research

How ancient masons harvested rock for Stonehenge
How ancient masons harvested rock for Stonehenge, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00565-4Tools discovered at the Carn Goedog quarry indicate that prehistoric workers exploited natural cracks in the rock face. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Why great white sharks dawdle their days away
Why great white sharks dawdle their days away, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00597-wTo scientists’ surprise, the toothy predators fail to reach their most efficient cruising speed when swimming at the water’s surface. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Daily Briefing: What it’s like to be the ‘only one’
Daily Briefing: What it’s like to be the ‘only one’Daily Briefing: What it’s like to be the ‘only one’, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00641-9The isolation caused by extraordinary racial imbalance in academia. Plus, the huge variation in postdoc salaries in the US, and push-back against India’s plans to pay bonuses for publishing in high-profile journals. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Anna Nagle Source Type: research

Faster, better, cheaper: the rise of CRISPR in disease detection
Faster, better, cheaper: the rise of CRISPR in disease detection, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00601-3Powerful gene-editing tool could help to diagnose illnesses such as Lassa fever early and rein in the spread of infection. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Amy Maxmen Source Type: research

From the archive
From the archive, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00627-7How Nature reported the roles of birds in the First World War, and a resurgent kanagaroo population in 1968. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

The giant Medusavirus turns defenceless cells to ‘stone’
The giant Medusavirus turns defenceless cells to ‘stone’ The giant Medusavirus turns defenceless cells to ‘stone’ , Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00591-2Novel virus extracted from a hot spring bears thousands of unique spikes. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Adventures of a bathynaut, art goes algorithmic, and CRISPR encapsulated: Books in brief
Adventures of a bathynaut, art goes algorithmic, and CRISPR encapsulated: Books in brief, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00609-9Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Barbara Kiser Source Type: research

Nearly half of US female scientists leave full-time science after first child
Nearly half of US female scientists leave full-time science after first child, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00611-1Study reveals proportion of people leaving full-time careers in science after the birth of their first child. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Holly Else Source Type: research

To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions
To move research from quantity to quality, go beyond good intentions, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00613-zAustralian chief scientist Alan Finkel calls for formal action to bake in better research practices. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Alan Finkel Source Type: research

Australia dials back effort to control ‘dual use’ research
Australia dials back effort to control ‘dual use’ researchAustralia dials back effort to control ‘dual use’ research, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00606-yScientists welcome the independent findings, saying sweeping controls of research that could have military use would have restricted collaborations. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Bianca Nogrady Source Type: research

Groundwater-management plans — how well will they work?
Groundwater-management plans — how well will they work?Groundwater-management plans — how well will they work?, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00620-0Groundwater-management plans — how well will they work? (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Emma K. White Source Type: research

3D-printed lab parts can contaminate experiments
3D-printed lab parts can contaminate experiments, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00622-y3D-printed lab parts can contaminate experiments (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Pawel Urban Source Type: research

The society that turned Cambridge into a scientific powerhouse
The society that turned Cambridge into a scientific powerhouse, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00608-wIn the nineteenth century, reform at the ancient university came from an unexpected source. Georgina Ferry enjoys its history. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Georgina Ferry Source Type: research

A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success
A disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to successA disadvantaged background doesn’t have to be a barrier to success, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00617-9Six female researchers discuss how they overcame social and financial obstacles in science and engineering. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Virginia Gewin Source Type: research

African swine fever could cause EU rift
African swine fever could cause EU rift, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00621-zAfrican swine fever could cause EU rift (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Ilaria Capua Mario Monti Source Type: research

Europe rules on harm from fluoroquinolone antibiotics
Europe rules on harm from fluoroquinolone antibiotics, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00619-7Europe rules on harm from fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Neal L. Millar Stefan Siebert Iain B. McInnes Source Type: research

3D printing: don’t add to plastic pollution
3D printing: don’t add to plastic pollution3D printing: don’t add to plastic pollution, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00623-x3D printing: don’t add to plastic pollution (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: A. Ravi P. Rau Source Type: research

Hydropower dams can help mitigate the global warming impact of wetlands
Hydropower dams can help mitigate the global warming impact of wetlands, Published online: 19 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00616-wManage methane emissions and produce clean, cheap energy at the same time, argues Mike Muller. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 19, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Mike Muller Source Type: research

Genetic clues can be used to predict whether early-stage cancer will form an invasive tumour
Genetic clues can be used to predict whether early-stage cancer will form an invasive tumour, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00567-2Early-stage cancerous growths can look similar under the microscope, and whether they will form an invasive tumour is hard to predict. Genomic profiles of these growths in the human lung now enable such a prediction to be made. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Heidi Greulich Andrew D. Cherniack Source Type: research

Daily Briefing: Both sides of the scalpel
Daily Briefing: Both sides of the scalpel, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00625-9Stephen Fry and his surgeon recount their experiences of treating Fry’s prostate cancer. Plus, allaying fears about open peer review, and exploring a hidden ocean in the Antarctic. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Anna Nagle Source Type: research

Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce
Huge variations in US postdoc salaries point to undervalued workforce, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00587-yRare effort to track wages reveals inconsistencies and a gender pay gap. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Chris Woolston Source Type: research

Baby’s mouth might hold sway over breast-milk microbiome
Baby’s mouth might hold sway over breast-milk microbiomeBaby’s mouth might hold sway over breast-milk microbiome, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00568-1The bacterial content of breast milk differs between mothers who pump and those who nurse. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition
Announcing the 2019 ScientistAtWork photo competition, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00589-wSend us your very best science photos, and you could win a cash prize plus a year’s print and online subscription to Nature. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Jack Leeming Source Type: research

Multiplex chromatin interactions with single-molecule precision
Multiplex chromatin interactions with single-molecule precision, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0949-1A strategy using droplet-based and barcode-linked sequencing captures multiplex chromatin interactions at single-molecule precision, and here provides topological insight into chromatin structures and transcription in Drosophila. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Meizhen Zheng Simon Zhongyuan Tian Daniel Capurso Minji Kim Rahul Maurya Byoungkoo Lee Emaly Piecuch Liang Gong Jacqueline Jufen Zhu Zhihui Li Chee Hong Wong Chew Yee Ngan Ping Wang Xiaoan Ruan Chia-Lin Wei Yijun Ruan Source Type: research

Photonic topological insulator in synthetic dimensions
Photonic topological insulator in synthetic dimensions, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0943-7A spatially oscillating two-dimensional waveguide array is used to realize a photonic topological insulator in synthetic dimensions with modal-space edge states, unidirectionality and robust topological protection. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Eran Lustig Steffen Weimann Yonatan Plotnik Yaakov Lumer Miguel A. Bandres Alexander Szameit Mordechai Segev Source Type: research

A young star is sprinkled with table salt
A young star is sprinkled with table salt, Published online: 18 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00569-0Dust particles might have given rise to the cosmic grains of an everyday seasoning. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 18, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Trump science adviser calls for more collaboration between industry and government
Trump science adviser calls for more collaboration between industry and government, Published online: 16 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00574-3Meteorologist Kelvin Droegemeier emphasized the importance of private science funding in his first public speech since taking office. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 16, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Sara Reardon Source Type: research

Daily briefing: How one academic couple solved the two-body problem
Daily briefing: How one academic couple solved the two-body problem, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00603-1Juggling two careers and a child, how broken sleep promotes cardiovascular disease, and why we’re about to see a lot more gravitational waves. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Hungary’s scientists outraged by government budget grab
Hungary’s scientists outraged by government budget grabHungary’s scientists outraged by government budget grab, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00586-zInnovation ministry’s decision to issue grant call using money meant for Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ operations sparks protests. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Alison Abbott Source Type: research

Antarctic voyage will explore ocean hidden under ice for 100,000 years
Antarctic voyage will explore ocean hidden under ice for 100,000 years, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00588-xScientists on board German research icebreaker Polarstern hope to observe underwater ecosystem changing in real-time. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Quirin Schiermeier Source Type: research

Indian payment-for-papers proposal rattles scientists
Indian payment-for-papers proposal rattles scientists, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00514-1Researchers say the policy could intensify existing issues with research quality and misconduct. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Gayathri Vaidyanathan Source Type: research

The vaporized rock and extreme heat at a huge landslide’s heart
The vaporized rock and extreme heat at a huge landslide’s heartThe vaporized rock and extreme heat at a huge landslide’s heart, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00536-9An entire mountainside came crashing down after a devastating earthquake in China’s Sichuan Province. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research

Rare trial of open peer review allays common concerns
Rare trial of open peer review allays common concerns, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00500-7Study suggests that making reviewers’ reports freely readable doesn’t compromise peer-review process. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Dalmeet Singh Chawla Source Type: research

Gravitational-wave observatory LIGO set to double its detecting power
Gravitational-wave observatory LIGO set to double its detecting power, Published online: 15 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00573-4A planned $35-million upgrade could enable LIGO to spot one black-hole merger per day by the mid-2020s. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 15, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Davide Castelvecchi Source Type: research

Daily briefing: Nature editors review Ladybird books
Daily briefing: Nature editors review Ladybird books, Published online: 14 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00592-1Britain’s top boffins write pocket-sized guides, final farewell to Opportunity and one scientist’s quest to learn why he didn’t get tenure. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Flora Graham Source Type: research

Author Correction: Predictable and precise template-free CRISPR editing of pathogenic variants
Author Correction: Predictable and precise template-free CRISPR editing of pathogenic variants, Published online: 14 February 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0938-4Author Correction: Predictable and precise template-free CRISPR editing of pathogenic variants (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Max W. Shen Mandana Arbab Jonathan Y. Hsu Daniel Worstell Sannie J. Culbertson Olga Krabbe Christopher A. Cassa David R. Liu David K. Gifford Richard I. Sherwood Source Type: research

US science agencies set for budget boost in deal to avert government shutdown
US science agencies set for budget boost in deal to avert government shutdown, Published online: 14 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00590-3NASA, the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency are among the agencies whose funding would increase. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Lauren Morello Sara Reardon Emiliano Rodr íguez Mega Jeff Tollefson Alexandra Witze Source Type: research

One couple, two cities: How to handle an international career move
One couple, two cities: How to handle an international career move, Published online: 14 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00582-3Mette Bendixen and Lars Iversen found a creative solution to their ‘two-body problem’. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Mette Bendixen Lars Iversen Source Type: research

Principal investigators are people, too
Principal investigators are people, too, Published online: 14 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00413-5Recognizing that fact could help researchers in their journey through their graduate studies, says one second-year PhD student. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 14, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Amanda Facciol Source Type: research

Podcast: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science
Podcast: Atherosclerosis and disruptive science, Published online: 13 February 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00579-yBenjamin Thompson and Nick Howe bring you the latest science updates. (Source: Nature AOP)
Source: Nature AOP - February 13, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: research