The week in science: NASA’s controversial space rock plan; global renewable energy boost; and Stephen Hawking trademarks his name.
Nature 520 10 doi: 10.1038/520010a
Discovery expands potential CRISPR toolbox for treating genetic diseases in humans.
Nature 520 18 doi: 10.1038/520018a
Brazil has waged a successful war on tropical deforestation, and other countries are trying to follow its lead. But victory remains fragile.
Nature 520 20 doi: 10.1038/520020a
Unpowered mechanical design lowers the energetic costs of walking.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17237
Transfusions are one of the most overused treatments in modern medicine, at a cost of billions of dollars. Researchers are working out how to cut back.
Nature 520 24 doi: 10.1038/520024a
What the rising influence of the Greens, UKIP and the Scottish National Party means for research policy.
Nature 520 16 doi: 10.1038/520016a
But effort to catalogue brain’s building blocks may stoke disagreements over classification.
Nature 520 13 doi: 10.1038/520013a
Survey suggests that left-leaning readers are taking more notice of historically minor parties.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17238
Attempts to clear the debris causing a short circuit appear successful.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17241
The United States, Europe and others file plans for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, with most expected to reveal commitments by July.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17247
After external reports blast ethics practices, University of Minnesota stops drug-study enrolment.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17203
Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17227
Plans to capture an asteroid and travel to other planets are culled from European Space Agency shortlist.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17226
Panel creates scientific baseline for debate about climate reparations.
Nature 520 14 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17202
Scientist resigns from NPG’s Scientific Reports journal over pilot project.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17204
Satellites offer clues to true scope of destruction by terrorist group ISIS.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17155
But misinterpreted results of tests for cancer risk can result in unnecessary surgery.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17184
NASA research on Mark and Scott Kelly may never get published.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17199
Genome-sequencing study finds the virus evolving more slowly than thought, but others say the focus should be on monitoring the effects of new mutations.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17200
Data reanalysis casts doubt on UK government stance on neonicotinoid pesticides.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17201