High seas to receive legal protection; US national-security lab appoints first woman head; and Europe’s Earth-observation satellite launches.
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As researchers work out how oxytocin affects the brain, the hormone is shedding its reputation as a simple cuddle chemical.
Nature 522 410 doi: 10.1038/522410a
Industry-funding controversies highlight lack of standards among field’s journals.
Nature 522 403 doi: 10.1038/522403a
Climatologists propose different approach to detect human role in extreme events.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17828
Nature ’s reporters and editors chat about science in the news.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17829
Corals may glow yellow, orange and red to improve light conditions for algae.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17840
Verdict hailed as setting precedent for legal action to force greenhouse-gas emission cuts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17841
Sexist comments made by my former boss Tim Hunt are not an indication that he is biased against women, argues Alessia Errico.
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As white-nose syndrome spreads, researchers are trialling ways to stop colonies from collapsing.
Nature 522 400 doi: 10.1038/522400a
When the Francis Crick Institute opens in London this year, it will be Europe’s largest biomedical research centre. Can director Paul Nurse make this gamble pay off for UK science?
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Genomic sequences reveal cities’ teeming masses of bacteria and viruses.
Nature 522 399 doi: 10.1038/522399a
NASA mission shows dwarf planet's surface in rich detail.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17819
Foundation fails to raise funds it needs for a space telescope to catalogue near-Earth objects.
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Geophysicist Lassina Zerbo discusses the goals of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization, and how researchers are using his organization's data.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17808
Two very different authorities published documents on energy and climate change this week: can you tell them apart?
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17809
Nature’ s weekly audio round-up.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17779
Nearly 90% of region's quakes now caused by water injected into underground wells.
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'Kennewick Man' sequencing points to Native American ancestry.
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Nature selects the most interesting passages from the latest Vatican encyclical.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17800
Bright galaxy thought to hold stars from generation that seeded rest of Universe.
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