DNA from microbes living on the human body can be used to identify individuals.
Nature 521 136 doi: 10.1038/521136a
Genetic analysis suggests that virulent strain of Salmonella Typhi emerged in south Asia 25–30 years ago.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17514
It's time to ask uncomfortable questions about the brain mechanisms that allow 'ordinary’ people to turn violent, says Itzhak Fried.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17504
The World Health Organization announces the end of Ebola in Liberia, but the epidemic continues in nearby Sierra Leone and Guinea.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17513
Political scientist Michael Bruter says the psychology of voters who make up their minds at the last minute can yield unexpected results.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17511
A surprise Conservative majority and the rise of the Scottish National Party have implications for research policy.
Nature 521 134 doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17506
Warming temperatures raise hopes that the comet lander will send out a signal.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17488
Losing legislation that has animal welfare at its core would not just jeopardize science, it is also likely to lead to a drop in standards, argues Kay Davies.
Nature 521 7 doi: 10.1038/521007a
The week in science: farewell to MESSENGER; the Pope takes lead on climate change; and Tesla reveals home batteries.
Nature 521 10 doi: 10.1038/521010a
Unknown satellites pose danger to New Horizons mission as it journeys to the edge of the Solar System.
Nature 521 14 doi: 10.1038/521014a
Academics suggest other ways to cut carbon emissions on campus and beyond.
Nature 521 16 doi: 10.1038/521016a
When and how to exit research has become a charged issue in science.
Nature 521 20 doi: 10.1038/521020a
‘Region-selective’ pluripotent cells raise possibility of growing human organs in animals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17496
Tool demonstrates new thinking for diagnostic technologies in remote locales.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17499
Relationship between traditionally pacifist research community and military is changing.
Nature 521 13 doi: 10.1038/521013a
Portable device offers on-the-spot data to fight disease, catalogue species and more.
Nature 521 15 doi: 10.1038/521015a
High-energy particles at centre of Milky Way now within scope of Large Hadron Collider.
Nature 521 17 doi: 10.1038/521017a
After years of second-class status in research partnerships, African scientists are calling for change.
Nature 521 24 doi: 10.1038/521024a
GAVI chief executive Seth Berkley explains the challenges of supporting immunization in the world's neediest countries.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17372
Acoustic measurements reveal the energy that radiates from a lightning bolt.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2015.17490