Investors favour pitches from men, and recruiters assume that male applicants are better at maths.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14845
African elephants can distinguish human languages, genders and ages associated with danger.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14846
Study identifies potential blood test for cognitive decline.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14834
The Solar System's periodic passage through a 'dark disk' on the galactic plane could trigger comet bombardments that would cause mass extinctions.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14839
Predators are supposed to exert strong control over ecosystems, but nature doesn’t always play by the rules.
Nature 507 158 doi: 10.1038/507158a
New technique reveals how river systems stabilise, or cannibalize one another.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14831
First collaboration between Chinese Academy of Sciences and ESA builds momentum for joint missions, says director of National Space Science Centre.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14797
A coalition of researchers, funders and businesses aims to facilitate the exchange of genomic data. Broad Institute researcher David Altshuler gives Nature the run-down.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14826
Enzymes alter immune cells with no apparent side effects.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14813
The week in science: Snow satellite launches; publishers remove computer-generated papers; and Switzerland’s access to EU research funds restricted.
Nature 507 12 doi: 10.1038/507012a
From car design to drug discovery, the failure to acknowledge sex differences can be costly and even lethal, argues Londa Schiebinger.
Nature 507 9 doi: 10.1038/507009a
Chemists are reinventing rechargeable cells to drive down costs and boost capacity.
Nature 507 26 doi: 10.1038/507026a
The roots of inheritance may extend beyond the genome, but the mechanisms remain a puzzle.
Nature 507 22 doi: 10.1038/507022a
As the third anniversary of the Fukushima disaster nears, the nation is faltering in its resolution to shun nuclear power.
Nature 507 16 doi: 10.1038/507016a
With Congress unlikely to approve tax-based boost for science, agency funding hopes are dashed.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14793
Super-sensitive device holds promise for medical imaging and quantum networks.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14823
Discovery in iconic species studied by Wallace adds to evolutionary debate over mimicry.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14820
A brain area associated with emotional reactions to beauty activates when mathematicians view especially pleasing formulas.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14825
Radioactive leak brings nuclear repositories into the spotlight.
Nature 507 15 doi: 10.1038/507015a
US agency’s reassessment of silica exposure rules provokes conflict-of-interest row with senators.
Nature 507 18 doi: 10.1038/507018a