Michael Eisen hopes a victory in 2018 will bring a new scientific voice to the US legislature.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21381
Concerns mount that the new US president will sideline science’s role in international relations.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21382
The sharpest science shots from December and January, selected by Nature ’s photo team.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21386
The United Kingdom’s role in major fusion projects remains in limbo.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21388
Measure of humanity's risk of annihilation now sits at 2.5 minutes to midnight, the highest level of alert since 1953.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21375
Studies reveal drug's crystal structure and how it affects people's perceptions of meaning.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21377
Chimaeras could pave the way for growing human organs in other animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21378
Many researchers are sceptical of a paper claiming to have compressed hydrogen to a metallic state.
Nature 542 17 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21379
Unusual study of NASA’s Scott and Mark Kelly finds gene-expression shifts during nearly a year in space.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21380
The week in science: 20–26 January 2017.
Nature 541 440 doi: 10.1038/541440a
Old-school areas of plant biology are getting tech upgrades that herald more detailed, faster data collection.
Nature 541 445 doi: 10.1038/541445a
Moonshots, road maps, frameworks and more are proliferating, but few can agree on what these names even mean.
Nature 541 450 doi: 10.1038/541450a
A new algorithm succeeds by asking members of large groups how they think others will respond.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21370
Centre evaluates how public-health spending can improve mortality rates and disease burden, but many countries still do not record how people die.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21373
Scientists have worked hard to ensure that Europe’s new data laws do not harm science, but one last push is needed, says Jan-Eric Litton.
Nature 541 437 doi: 10.1038/541437a
Scepticism surrounds the ultimate potential of D-wave machines, but researchers are already finding uses for them.
Nature 541 447 doi: 10.1038/541447b
Open-science advocate says journals should be clearer to peer-reviewers about terms and conditions.
Nature 541 446 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21342
Researchers at Women's March in Washington DC defend their work as US president takes office.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21345
Climate sceptic William Happer and ardent critic of academia David Gelernter have met with the president.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21336
The US president reiterated his promise to roll back climate regulations on his first day in office.
Nature 541 443 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21339