A decade of aiming to solve specific problems has yielded crucial lessons, says foundation official Steven Buchsbaum.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16094
Physics prize recognizes potential of invention with power to reduce global electricity consumption.
Nature 514 152 doi: 10.1038/514152a
Discoverers of brain’s navigation system get physiology Nobel.
Nature 514 153 doi: 10.1038/514153a
Faeces from antibiotic-free cows helps resistant bacteria to flourish in soil, puzzling researchers.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16081
Nobel prizewinners May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have spent a career together near the Arctic Circle exploring how our brains know where we are.
Nature 514 154 doi: 10.1038/514154a
Sunlight-blocking air pollution hampers evaporation and produces more surface runoff.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16072
Tapping into local cultures is key to curbing outbreak, says anthropologist Sharon Abramowitz.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16067
US database of payments to physicians is likely to complicate ties to patients and drug companies.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16077
Researchers see signature of 'Majorana particles' inside superconducting iron.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16074
Onset of inherited disease does not change over generations, finds Eric Minikel, whose wife is affected.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16047
Sharpest pictures yet of the ocean basins reveal uncharted volcanoes and other geological wonders.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16048
Stressed cells could become cancerous as a 'safe mode', pointing to oxygen and immunotherapy are the best ways to beat the disease.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16068
Rapid 'contact tracing' will be key to containing the disease in west Africa.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16069
The week in science: Japanese volcano erupts, India's Mars mission enters orbit, and Obama orders massive expansion of marine reserve.
Nature 514 10 doi: 10.1038/514010a
Public-health experts fear that one epidemic may fuel another in West Africa.
Nature 514 15 doi: 10.1038/514015a
Largest and highest plateau in the world has outsized impact on climate.
Nature 514 16 doi: 10.1038/514016a
The Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has spent almost ten years looking for the source of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays — but to no avail. Now the observatory faces an uncertain future.
Nature 514 20 doi: 10.1038/514020a
Icy particles high above south pole of Saturn moon create hiccups in atmospheric models.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2014.16035
After humans arrived in South America, they quickly spread into some of its most remote corners.
Nature 514 24 doi: 10.1038/514024a