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Seven days: 7–13 November 2014

Tue, 11/18/2014 - 10:21am

The week in science: CERN picks new chief; USDA OKs transgenic potato; and astronomers win science mega-award.

Nature 515 168 doi: 10.1038/515168a

Gut–brain link grabs neuroscientists

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 7:21pm

Idea that intestinal bacteria affect mental health gains ground.

Nature 515 175 doi: 10.1038/515175a

Mental health: The great depression

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 4:21pm

Depression causes more disability than any other disorder. A special issue explores how science can help.

Nature 515 179 doi: 10.1038/515179a

Mental health: A world of depression

Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:21pm

Nature 515 180 doi: 10.1038/515180a

Medical research: If depression were cancer

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:21pm

Research into depression has struggled, while studies of cancer have thrived — but the balance could be shifting.

Nature 515 182 doi: 10.1038/515182a

Depression: A change of mind

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:21pm

Cognitive behavioural therapy is the best-studied form of psychotherapy. But researchers are still struggling to understand why it works.

Nature 515 185 doi: 10.1038/515185a

Landing on a comet: Live from Rosetta mission control

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:21pm

As the Philae lander descends, Nature watches the milestone mission unfold from the European Space Agency.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16286

Microbiome science threatened by contamination

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:21am

Non-sterile sequencing returns rogue results in dilute microbe samples.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16327

Twisted light sends Mozart image over record distance

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:21am

Vienna demonstration shows that the technology can boost data capacity of laser beams over long distances.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16328

China predicted to outspend the US on science by 2020

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:21am

Overview of world R&D spending shows China rising and other countries narrowing the gap with major powers.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16329

Gas giant spins a surprise

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:21pm

Uranus rotates differently in its northern and southern hemispheres.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16333

What does the US–China climate deal mean?

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 12:21pm

After months of secret talks, countries reveal new pledges to cut greenhouse-gas emissions.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16335

Rosetta probe makes history by landing on comet

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 10:21am

Philae spacecraft has transmitted data to Earth, but may not be anchored to comet surface.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16340

Edits to ethics code rankle

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:21pm

Clinical-trial obligations introduced into the Helsinki declaration called too onerous by some.

Nature 515 174 doi: 10.1038/515174a

Ethical dilemma for Ebola drug trials

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 3:21pm

Public-health officials split on use of control groups in tests of experimental treatments.

Nature 515 177 doi: 10.1038/515177a

Human brainwaves light up mouse genes

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:21pm

Implant uses the human brain’s electrical activity to control gene expression in mice using flashes of light.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16324

Astronomers win big in science mega-awards

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:21am

US$36 million in Breakthrough prizes awarded to researchers in physics, life sciences and mathematics.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16321

Italian seismologists cleared of manslaughter

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:21am

Appeals court says six scientists did not cause deaths in 2009 L'Aquila earthquake and cuts sentence of a government official.

Nature 515 171 doi: 10.1038/515171a

Landing on a comet: A guide to Rosetta’s perilous mission

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:21am

A graphical guide identifies the dangers ahead for the Philae probe.

Nature 515 172 doi: 10.1038/515172a

NASA's plan to visit an asteroid faces rocky start

Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:21am

Keystone US human spaceflight mission for the next decade may be over before it begins.

Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16322