Infections may lead organisms to diversify their next generation's DNA.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18182
The European Commission has abandoned consideration of 'Science 2.0', finding it too ambitious. That was the wrong call, says Colin Macilwain.
Nature 524 137 doi: 10.1038/524137a
Scotland says no to GM; 3D printed drugs; and Ada Initiative bows out.
Nature 524 140 doi: 10.1038/524140a
Anti-poverty programme seeks to gauge success after ten years in Africa.
Nature 524 144 doi: 10.1038/524144a
A graphical guide to four giant experiments spread across the world.
Nature 524 148 doi: 10.1038/524148a
A new generation of economists is trying to transform global development policy through the power of randomized controlled trials.
Nature 524 150 doi: 10.1038/524150a
DNA sequence expanded in areas otherwise reserved for vertebrates.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18177
Return to nuclear energy is part of a plan that is not in line with global climate target.
Nature 524 143 doi: 10.1038/524143a
Videos of neural activity in fruit-fly larva's brain and central nervous system mark a step up from zebrafish imaging.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18164
Proposed alpine ski area lies within nature reserve, prompting fears of development in other conservation areas.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18174
International public-health officials discuss how to maximize research benefits of a widely dispersed collection.
Nature 524 146 doi: 10.1038/524146a
Acoustic metamaterial can sort sounds according to their direction.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18173
Astronomers fine-tune a data set stretching back four centuries.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18145
Two pieces of rock became one, but the details are still up for debate.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18150
Activist group compels records from 40 researchers at US public universities.
Nature 524 145 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.18146
To prevent future epidemics, a new international effort must boost West Africa’s scientific and public-health capacity, says Christian Bréchot.
Nature 524 7 doi: 10.1038/524007a
Protestors arrested in Hawaii; physicist accused of spying; chimpanzees are not legal persons.
Nature 524 10 doi: 10.1038/524010a
Physical oncologists complain that US National Cancer Institute programme has lost sight of its mission.
Nature 524 14 doi: 10.1038/524014a
Poorly designed studies leave future uncertain for sea dwellers.
Nature 524 18 doi: 10.1038/524018a
The world is ill-prepared for the next epidemic or pandemic. But the horror of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa may drive change.
Nature 524 22 doi: 10.1038/524022a