Chemists generate variations on erythromycin in ‘daring’ synthesis.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19946
An experiment in genetics education reveals how Mendel’s legacy holds back the teaching of science, says Gregory Radick.
Nature 533 293 doi: 10.1038/533293a
Technique tested on Britons' genomes provides first look at human genetic adaptation over the past 2,000 years.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19917
Scientists spot mutations that could explain how giraffes became the world’s tallest living mammals.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19931
Researchers' long fight to test psilocybin's safety finally yields fruit.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19919
The Social Science Research Network says that it will continue to offer free submissions and downloads under its new owner.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19932
Synthetic polymerase is a small step along the way to mirrored life forms.
Nature 533 303 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19918
Tools and bones from Florida could put to rest the ‘Clovis-first’ theory of America’s colonization.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19913
The nonprofit Simons Foundation will fund a new observatory to search for signs of stretching in the very early universe.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19914
US government and private investors team up for proposed effort to study Earth’s microbes.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19915
Chemical assembly bolsters theory that life might have begun with RNA.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19901
Electron and holes smashed together inside a crystal.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19904
A simple signal may incentivize researchers to make data and materials publicly available.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19907
New President Michel Temer — who replaces impeached Dilma Rousseff — is fusing the science and telecommunications ministries.
Nature 533 301 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19910
Stem-cell scientists attempt to fend off the need for government regulation that could impede research.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19909
Scientists must publish less, says Daniel Sarewitz, or good research will be swamped by the ever-increasing volume of poor work.
Nature 533 147 doi: 10.1038/533147a
Mercury crosses the face of the Sun; effects of society on sleep; and the world’s longest insect.
Nature 533 150 doi: 10.1038/533150a
A wave of user-friendly devices is making the technology an attractive research tool.
Nature 533 153 doi: 10.1038/533153a
Huge study uncovers 74 genetic markers that influence the number of years spent in education.
Nature 533 154 doi: 10.1038/533154a
Document submitted to the Italian Senate criticizes institute that will oversee a €1.5-billion project.
Nature 533 158 doi: 10.1038/533158a