The week in science: Africa’s Ebola problem continues to worsen, the true cost of scientific misconduct in the United States, and Maryam Mirzakhani is first woman to win a Fields Medal.
Nature 512 236 doi: 10.1038/512236a
Carbon-dating improvements show that Neanderthals disappeared from Europe much earlier than thought.
Nature 512 242 doi: 10.1038/512242a
Samples from a lake hidden under 800 metres of ice contain thousands of microbes and hint at vast ecosystems yet to be discovered.
Nature 512 244 doi: 10.1038/512244a
Variant was responsible for a deadly outbreak but is stopped by fresh, oral immunization.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15731
Animals spared from Marburg virus even when treated three days after infection.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15745
Seismic unrest at Bárðarbunga has scientists primed for an eruption.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15747
Bacteria found in ancient Peru remains points to relatively recent origin of the disease and to its spread by sea.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15748
Anti-vax parents are extending their fears into a rejection of all shots — including vitamin K, which can prevent potentially fatal hemorrhaging in infants.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15749
Climate change and human development are jeopardizing the plateau’s fragile environment.
Nature 512 240 doi: 10.1038/512240a
US agency will assess whether grant reviewers are biased against minority applicants.
Nature 512 243 doi: 10.1038/512243a
Long-awaited study suggests that many of the continent's elephant populations could be wiped out in ten years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15732
Data from the Cassini spacecraft suggest rings formed 4.4 billion years ago.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15743
Agency awards $10.8 million in grants to support US government initiative.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15733
Seismic danger from oil and gas operations may be overestimated.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15742
Counting on fingers gives way to memorized sums as neurons change connections.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15724
Director Francis Collins discusses the changing landscape of biomedical research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15723
Federal rules ground scientists using remotely piloted aircraft at private universities.
Nature 512 239 doi: 10.1038/512239a
Tiny troupe could shed light on collective behaviour in animals and humans.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15714
Citizen-science project identifies particles caught by NASA craft as having likely interstellar origin.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15720