The week in science: 21–27 October 2016
Nature 538 432 doi: 10.1038/538432a
A special issue explores how the research enterprise keeps early-career scientists from pursuing the most important work, and what can be done to help.
Nature 538 443 doi: 10.1038/538443a
Young researchers are having to fight harder than past generations for a smaller share of the academic pie.
Nature 538 444 doi: 10.1038/538444a
Scientists starting labs say that they are under historically high pressure to publish, secure funding and earn permanent positions — leaving precious little time for actual research.
Nature 538 446 doi: 10.1038/538446a
A study clarifies when HIV entered the United States and dispels the myth that one man instigated the AIDS epidemic in North America.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20877
Wolbachia -infected mosquitoes will be widely deployed in two South American cities to combat viral infections.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20878
Joshua Gordon says that his focus at the National Institute of Mental Health will be on quick wins, brain circuits and mathematical rigour.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20893
In the final days before the US election, political leaders must speak out to boost confidence in the democratic process, says Andrew Daniller.
Nature 538 429 doi: 10.1038/538429a
Justin Trudeau draws praise for boosting budgets and unmuzzling scientists, but tough challenges lie ahead.
Nature 538 436 doi: 10.1038/538436a
Researchers sift through clues after Schiaparelli crash in hopes of averting mistakes in 2020 mission.
Nature 538 435 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20861
Some autism symptoms reduced in children six years after their parents receive communications training.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20862
Protests over rising tuition fees have stopped classes, closed institutions and slowed research.
Nature 538 440 doi: 10.1038/538440a
Alex Bocharov explains why the company is hoping to build qubits out of particles that some scientists think might not even exist.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20774
NASA’s rebooted mission, K2, seeks out new worlds closely orbiting stars smaller than the Sun.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20853
NASA’s New Horizons mission plumbs complex interplay between the dwarf planet's surface and its sky.
Nature 538 439 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20856
Images from NASA orbiter suggest that Europe’s Schiaparelli probe smashed on impact.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20860
Juno probe goes into safe mode hours before second fly-by of the giant planet.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20832
Specimen suggests that people and ancient fish have more in common than previously thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20848
Two gene-expression studies could explain why people of African descent respond more strongly to infection, and are more prone to autoimmune diseases.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20854
EMA becomes first major drugs agency to publish clinical-study reports online.
Nature 538 440 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20855