A bill to make data for environmental regulation more transparent reveals the fuzzy boundary between science and ideology, argues Daniel Sarewitz.
Nature 525 159 doi: 10.1038/525159a
Pentagon freezes pathogen research; El Niño set to be a record breaker; and Lasker awards announced.
Nature 525 162 doi: 10.1038/525162a
Brain plaques may have been seeded by contaminated hormone extracts from cadavers.
Nature 525 165 doi: 10.1038/525165a
Survey of surveys finds 422 trees for every person on Earth.
Nature 525 170 doi: 10.1038/525170a
Move over X-ray crystallography. Cryo-electron microscopy is kicking up a storm by revealing the hidden machinery of the cell.
Nature 525 172 doi: 10.1038/525172a
Encryption fix begins in preparation for arrival of futuristic computers.
Nature 525 167 doi: 10.1038/525167a
Archaeology is moving underwater and along riverbanks to find clues left by the people who colonized the New World.
Nature 525 176 doi: 10.1038/525176a
James Allison is enlisting the body’s own defenses to fight tumours.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18340
London conference discusses efforts by the online encyclopaedia to enlist the help of scientists.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18313
Report praises US$5-billion scheme for making leading universities more competitive — but some smaller institutions have done just as well.
Nature 525 168 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18312
Collider spots same anomaly seen by two other experiments, but more data are needed to claim a discovery.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18307
Long-awaited revision proposed for regulations governing studies of human subjects.
Nature 525 166 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18309
Governments maintaining their antipathy for transgenic crops are sensibly balancing public consent with scientific evidence, says Colin Macilwain.
Nature 525 7 doi: 10.1038/525007a
Oliver Sacks dies; rare nautilus spotted after 30 years; and mystery of Knut’s death is solved.
Nature 525 10 doi: 10.1038/525010a
Inspired by biology, chemists have created a cornucopia of molecular parts that act as switches, motors and ratchets. Now it is time to do something useful with them.
Nature 525 18 doi: 10.1038/525018a
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer cooling pump failure raises questions about its longevity.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18280
Approach combines ground-based surveys with satellite imaging to find higher density than anticipated.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18287
Discrepancy arises between New Horizons and Earth-based measurements.
Nature 525 13 doi: 10.1038/525013a
US Precision Medicine Initiative must decide how much data to release to participants.
Nature 525 16 doi: 10.1038/525016a
Electronic gadgets on — and in — our bodies are multiplying fast, but transmitting all their data safely will be a challenge.
Nature 525 22 doi: 10.1038/525022a