Probe could give early warnings of catastrophic solar storms heading for Earth.
Nature 541 271 doi: 10.1038/541271a
NASA is now building the rover that it hopes will bring back signs of life on the red planet.
Nature 541 274 doi: 10.1038/541274a
A virus that infects bacteria listens to messages from its relatives when deciding how to attack its hosts.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21313
President-elect's picks to lead environment and health agencies testify before Congress.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21319
Massive effort plans to stockpile vaccines against future outbreaks.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21329
Librarian Jeffrey Beall won’t say why he has unpublished his widely read blog.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21328
US agency releases finalized ‘Common Rule’, which governs human-subjects research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21330
Anita Makri argues that the form of science communicated in popular media leaves the public vulnerable to false certainty.
Nature 541 261 doi: 10.1038/541261a
Pavo Barišić says he won't step down after a parliamentary ethics committee found he copied another scholar's work.
Nature 541 272 doi: 10.1038/541272a
Two species of distantly related panda may have adapted to a bamboo-centric diet in similar genetic ways.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21300
A reproducibility guru, a former defence-research official and a controversial entrepreneur rumoured to be on list, along with current NIH leader and a congressman.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21295
Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate.
Nature 541 270 doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21299
Where did it come from? How do organisms use it without self-destructing? And what else can it do?
Nature 541 280 doi: 10.1038/541280a
Long-hypothesized brain cells give bats their distance and angle to a location.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21275
Until now, prions were only seen in the cells of eukaryotic organisms such as plants and animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21293
Stimulating certain areas of the animals’ brains can trigger predatory behaviours including biting and grabbing.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2017.21292
The week in science: 6–12 January 2017
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Spice extract dupes assays and leads some drug hunters astray.
Nature 541 144 doi: 10.1038/541144a
Environmental scientists plan to push for policy changes but are nervous about losing current protections.
Nature 541 145 doi: 10.1038/541145a
The country is gearing up to get rid of rats, possums, stoats and other invasive predators by 2050. Is it a pipe dream?
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