The week in science: Court halts Japanese whaling, misconduct found in controversial stem-cell papers, and a surprising rise in autism diagnoses.
Nature 508 12 doi: 10.1038/508012a
Facing engineering constraints, researchers propose four destinations for European rover.
Nature 508 19 doi: 10.1038/508019a
As hints emerge of a major weather event this year, poor data could thwart attempts to improve predictions.
Nature 508 20 doi: 10.1038/508020a
Analysis of chemical patterns on DNA shows promise for explaining disease, but few results have yet been replicated.
Nature 508 22 doi: 10.1038/508022a
Historical images give rise to three-dimensional reconstruction of ancient Texas trackway.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14975
The immune system can be a powerful weapon against cancer — but researchers are still grappling with how to control it.
Nature 508 24 doi: 10.1038/508024a
Crimean institutions put their future in Russia’s hands as Ukraine attempts research reforms.
Nature 508 15 doi: 10.1038/508015a
Agencies face rising applications for rare-disease therapies resulting from increasingly precise disease definitions.
Nature 508 16 doi: 10.1038/508016a
Long-running study reopens debate on benefits of reduced-intake diets.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14963
But Japanese researcher stands by her claim to be able to produce stem cells using an acid bath or mechanical stress.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14974
New genome-sequencing recommendation will enable patients to opt out of testing.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14976
After years of work in the Antarctic, John Kovac and his team have captured strong evidence for a long-held theory about the Universe’s birth.
Nature 508 28 doi: 10.1038/508028a
Study suggests gene transfer led to sudden release of methane 252 million years ago, killing most life on Earth.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14958
Higher-education funders encourage academics to archive copies of papers online
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14953
Wearable sensor stores and transmits motion data and delivers drugs.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.14952