Race is on to record mountain biodiversity before it is lost.
Nature 512 359 doi: 10.1038/512359a
Volcanic eruptions, oil spills and bacterial outbreaks all land in the laps of government science advisers, and put them to the test.
Nature 512 360 doi: 10.1038/512360a
Scientists spot ice shoving rocks on Racetrack Playa in California, resolving a longstanding geological enigma.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15773
Microbiologists are on a quest to catalogue and control the bacteria that make each raw-milk cheese unique.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15776
Land-raised bichirs provide insight into evolutionary pressures facing first vertebrates to live on land.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15778
Underground lab catches low-energy particles that reveal crucial proton-proton fusion reaction.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15779
Quantum imaging outlines objects with light that does not interact with them.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15781
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Monitoring the outcomes of incentivized e-cigarette use, not endless research, will be the key to sensible regulation, says Daniel Sarewitz.
Nature 512 349 doi: 10.1038/512349a
Greater international assistance is needed to quell the epidemic, say health officials.
Nature 512 355 doi: 10.1038/512355a
Desire to observe whales and dolphins up close is affecting animals’ behaviour.
Nature 512 358 doi: 10.1038/512358a
In the haze of incomplete data, scientists are divided over the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes.
Nature 513 24 doi: 10.1038/513024a
Faster identification could help officials protect the country's crops from invasive Old World bollworm.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15775
'Ionic liquids' can disrupt microbial biofilms or penetrate outer skin layers.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15763
Bubble streams off the US East Coast could be methane-rich ices warming and releasing the potent greenhouse gas.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15761
Chemical signature in relic star brings long-awaited evidence for massive stellar ancestors.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15751
The nation's latest default is not as bad as the infamous one of 2001, but it could still affect research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15744
Changing currents could be driving heat into the deep sea.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15755
Estimates of the probable impact of the outbreak show that existing stocks of potentially useful medicines are insufficient, says Oliver Brady.
Nature 512 233 doi: 10.1038/512233a