Institutional review boards may need to take a closer look at some types of online research.
Nature 496 411 doi: 10.1038/496411a
There are almost as many firearms in the United States as there are citizens. Garen Wintemute is one of few people studying the consequences.
Nature 496 412 doi: 10.1038/496412a
Research suggests that mental illnesses lie along a spectrum — but the field's latest diagnostic manual still splits them apart.
Nature 496 416 doi: 10.1038/496416a
Where are the 104 human cases confirmed so far, and where might the virus go next?
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12863
Indirect estimates based on carbon dating point to intentional settlement by a large population.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12865
Crystal could be used to connect distant quantum networks.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12870
Concerns remain over 'chilling effect' of potential legal costs on defendants.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12874
Sensor-studded plots in the Amazon forest will measure the fertilizing effect of the gas.
Nature 496 405 doi: 10.1038/496405a
Company clashes with International Astronomical Union over popular labels for exoplanets.
Nature 496 407 doi: 10.1038/496407a
First attempt to extract methane from frozen hydrates far beneath the ocean shows promise.
Nature 496 409 doi: 10.1038/496409a
Accelerating ecosystem change may raise extinction risk.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12838
Approach turns tumours' immune suppression from strength to weakness.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12841
University says loss of animals and lab records may ruin years of work on psychiatric diseases.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12847
Gene variants linked to social detachment may increase suggestibility.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12836
Study suggests the Spanish Habsburgs evolved to mute the effects of inbreeding, but other geneticists are unconvinced.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12837
Ground disturbances from large storms may be strong enough to prompt tremors.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12839
Pair of exoplanets sit in habitable zone of star far beyond the Solar System.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12825
Comprehensive tagging reveals workers switch tasks as they age.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12833
But researchers hope that the incidents will renew development of stalled vaccines.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12834
US institute launches effort to probe exceptional treatment responses.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2013.12835