Fast-growing economies can learn from the West's mistakes and couple social and 'hard' sciences to address their own societal needs, says Colin Macilwain.
Nature 505 7 doi: 10.1038/505007a
The secrets to its success are lasers, magnets and a big pinch.
Nature 505 9 doi: 10.1038/505009a
By studying disadvantaged children, Richard Tremblay has traced the roots of chronic aggressive behaviour back as far as infancy. Now he hopes to go back further.
Nature 505 14 doi: 10.1038/505014a
This week in science: Europe launches star-mapping mission, GSK to phase out physician fees, and geneticist Janet Rowley dies.
Nature 505 8 doi: 10.1038/505008a
Survey of dinosaur family tree finds that most had scaly skin like reptiles.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14379
Critics say putting low-performing countries in charge of research centres will compromise institution-building effort.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14406
Round-the-clock space-weather warnings will protect satellites and help prevent blackouts on Earth.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14432
Formula combines flagship species with lesser-known groups to measure value of hotspots.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14396
Worlds around other worlds may be habitable.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14430
Previously unknown species found to aid tree pests' survival, opening way for new control methods.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14449
Researchers use electroconvulsive therapy to disrupt recall of specific events.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14431
Benefits and risks of ‘gain-of-function’ work must be evaluated, they say.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14429
The procedure could aid assisted reproduction.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14412
Decline can mean 80% of data are unavailable after 20 years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14416
Spectral technique promises to enable mass measurement for planets around faint stars.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14421
Approach could complement current treatments.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14422
Amborella sequence might help to explain why flowering plants conquered Earth.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.14426
The revelation that US and British spy agencies have undermined a commonly used encryption code should alarm researchers, says Charles Arthur.
Nature 504 333 doi: 10.1038/504333a
The week in science: China lands rover on the Moon, Israel joins CERN, and the number of animals used for scientific purposes in the European Union falls.
Nature 504 336 doi: 10.1038/504336a
Researchers ponder whether Eastern Europe’s large areas of abandoned land should be replanted or left as a carbon sink.
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