Losing legislation that has animal welfare at its core would not just jeopardize science, it is also likely to lead to a drop in standards, argues Kay Davies.
Nature 521 7 doi: 10.1038/521007a
The week in science: farewell to MESSENGER; the Pope takes lead on climate change; and Tesla reveals home batteries.
Nature 521 10 doi: 10.1038/521010a
Unknown satellites pose danger to New Horizons mission as it journeys to the edge of the Solar System.
Nature 521 14 doi: 10.1038/521014a
Academics suggest other ways to cut carbon emissions on campus and beyond.
Nature 521 16 doi: 10.1038/521016a
When and how to exit research has become a charged issue in science.
Nature 521 20 doi: 10.1038/521020a
‘Region-selective’ pluripotent cells raise possibility of growing human organs in animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17496
Tool demonstrates new thinking for diagnostic technologies in remote locales.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17499
Relationship between traditionally pacifist research community and military is changing.
Nature 521 13 doi: 10.1038/521013a
Portable device offers on-the-spot data to fight disease, catalogue species and more.
Nature 521 15 doi: 10.1038/521015a
High-energy particles at centre of Milky Way now within scope of Large Hadron Collider.
Nature 521 17 doi: 10.1038/521017a
After years of second-class status in research partnerships, African scientists are calling for change.
Nature 521 24 doi: 10.1038/521024a
GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley explains the challenges of supporting immunization in the world's neediest countries.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17372
Acoustic measurements reveal the energy that radiates from a lightning bolt.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17490
Inlets at high latitudes store carbon faster than do other marine ecosystems.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17464
Cahokia settlement's decline began in 1200, around time of major Mississippi River surge.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17470
Geologist Pradeep Mool talks about the aftermath of the magnitude-7.8 event near Kathmandu.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17460
Catalogue of genetic differences between woolly mammoths and elephants reveals how ice-age giants braved the cold.
Nature 521 18 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17462
Event at Axial Seamount tests new deep-sea observing network.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17463
Luxury electric-car firm turns its hand to stationary energy storage.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17469
Crowd-sourced effort raises nuanced questions about what counts as replication.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17433