Monitor lizards extract oxygen both when they inhale and exhale, perhaps explaining why they are so successful.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14355
Fears rise for Latin American industry as devastating disease hits leading variety in Africa and Middle East.
Nature 504 195 doi: 10.1038/504195a
Climate model suggests exoplanets that can host life are less prevalent than thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14353
The week in science: Criticism of animal welfare in research; hopes of HIV cure dashed; and new estimates for dementia worldwide.
Nature 504 192 doi: 10.1038/504192a
A change in European Commission management styles under Horizon 2020 must not end the funding agency's focus on excellence, says Helga Nowotny.
Nature 504 189 doi: 10.1038/504189a
US biomedical agency considers supporting more individual researchers rather than projects.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14348
With a serious shortage of medical isotopes looming, innovative companies are exploring ways to make them without nuclear reactors.
Nature 504 202 doi: 10.1038/504202a
Government decision to limit protection for species-rich mountains angers conservationists.
Nature 504 200 doi: 10.1038/504200a
Ecologists are starting to appreciate the power of microbes to make crops hardier.
Nature 504 199 doi: 10.1038/504199a
Any areas of water could be off-limits to all but the cleanest spacecraft.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14343
Predictive model will map areas vulnerable to collapse.
Nature 504 196 doi: 10.1038/504196a
Safety worries hamper emerging therapies.
Nature 504 198 doi: 10.1038/504198a
A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14328
Planets orbiting the first stars could have been habitable, challenging arguments for a multiverse.
Nature 504 201 doi: 10.1038/504201a
Imperial College London accepts heavy criticism from independent reviewers after exposé by animal-rights group.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14329
Geophysicists are scouring the globe for evidence of mantle plumes — the presumed source of some mega-eruptions.
Nature 504 206 doi: 10.1038/504206a
Competing neuronal pathways help adults to choose locations with just the right amount of alcohol for their offspring to thrive.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14327
Incoming director of major US research centre predicts identification of key genes to target with cancer drugs.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14318