We must start an ambitious and professional global programme to explore and preserve invertebrate biodiversity, says Axel Hochkirch.
Nature 539 141 doi: 10.1038/539141a
Barrage of proposals would allow developers to sidestep environmental reviews.
Nature 539 147 doi: 10.1038/539147a
World Health Organization asks research initiatives to focus on translating their findings into clinical benefits.
Nature 539 151 doi: 10.1038/539151a
At a conference in San Francisco, a group drafted proposals to add more planets, instruments and other science icons to the keyboard.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20960
Carbon-dating study suggests governments are not fuelling trade by selling off old tusks.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20953
Calculation suggests papers with women first-authors have citation rates pushed down by 10%.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20932
In an online poll, almost two-thirds of readers say they have considered quitting research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20933
New equation also suggests way to predict a researcher's potential to produce top work.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20926
Multi-lab experiment fails to validate decades-old report that facial expressions can affect emotional state.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20929
Computerized search of trial registry lists worst offenders.
Nature 539 153 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20930
The week in science: 28 October–3 November 2016
Nature 539 10 doi: 10.1038/539010a
As gene editing opens doors, plant researchers are hamstrung by the need for better ways to slip their molecular tools into cells.
Nature 539 16 doi: 10.1038/539016a
With prices for renewables dropping, many countries in Africa might leap past dirty forms of energy towards a cleaner future.
Nature 539 20 doi: 10.1038/539020a
Genetic analysis suggests connection between the Americas emerged millions of years earlier than previously thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20924
Supercomputer calculation suggests hypothesized particle may be heavier than thought.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20925
Sarah Nelson was refused access to her own genome data. How long before volunteers who face this attitude turn away from science?
Nature 539 7 doi: 10.1038/539007a
Many biologists are founding their own firms as venture capitalists show increased interest in science.
Nature 539 14 doi: 10.1038/539014a
The congressional races and state ballot measures that could shape US science.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20902
Cull of papers follows similar discoveries in 2015.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20916
Continued opposition at Hawaii construction site drives the Thirty Meter Telescope’s backers to consider a plan B.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.20903