The next research commissioner for the European Union will need the drive and confidence to clear a daunting in-tray, argues Colin Macilwain.
Nature 512 7 doi: 10.1038/512007a
Leading directory tightens listing criteria to weed out rogue journals.
Nature 512 17 doi: 10.1038/512017a
Immunization against pneumococcus in Africa also reduces levels of antibiotic resistance.
Nature 512 14 doi: 10.1038/512014a
PCORI clinical-research initiative will collect information on some 30 million people.
Nature 512 18 doi: 10.1038/512018a
The race is on to build a machine that can synthesize any organic compound. It could transform chemistry.
Nature 512 20 doi: 10.1038/512020a
Pollution may soon overwhelm deep seas' ability to sequester mercury.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15680
European Space Agency's comet-chasing mission arrives after 10-year journey.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15681
The week in science: Death of top Japanese stem-cell scientist; instruments picked for Mars rover; and drought tightens grip on California.
Nature 512 10 doi: 10.1038/512010a
Close approach and violent interaction of stars in η Carinae system will provide rare insight into stellar enigma.
Nature 512 13 doi: 10.1038/512013a
Proposed solution to Navier–Stokes equations, used to model fluids, is wrong.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15659
Selective gene expression in stout bears helps them to maintain steady blood sugar.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15665
As rumours swirl, government says it has not decided whether to allow field trials of transgenic plants.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15677
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A famous name in regenerative medicine, Yoshiki Sasai was found dead on 5 August.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15679
Technology plugs into mobile phones to transmit data for offsite analyses.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15662
Study suggests underwater landslide deposits are imperfect record of past tremors.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15655
Pictures from the world of science, selected by Nature ’s art team.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15651
Osamu Motojima, head of the international fusion project, speaks out on delays, leaks and rumours.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15621
Build-up and release of gas from thawing permafrost most probable explanation, says Russian team.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15649
Video map of births and deaths shows rise and fall of cultural centres.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.15650