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
As cyberattacks grow ever more sophisticated, those who defend against them are embracing behavioural science and economics to understand both the perpetrators and their victims.
Nature 533 164 doi: 10.1038/533164a
Scientists fear that security-driven switch to X-ray irradiators will harm their research.
Nature 533 156 doi: 10.1038/533156a
The geneticist built a career studying aspects of sex that make some people uncomfortable. Now things are getting uncomfortable for him.
Nature 533 160 doi: 10.1038/533160a
New statistical method quickly checks the status of planetary candidates.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19903
Ancient alga developed large size and complex structure independently of other plants.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19863
Many publications did not reapply after leading directory tightened its quality criteria.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19871
Nature rides along on an international research mission to sample South Korean air quality.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19875
Silicone polymer mimics youthful elasticity of skin.
Nature News doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19876
Thierry Mandon on cutting red tape, French researchers’ self-effacement and shaking up social science.
Nature 533 157 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19868
Scholars excited by depiction of actual objects on the body of a 3,000-year-old woman.
Nature 533 155 doi: 10.1038/nature.2016.19864
Embryos cultured for up to 13 days after fertilization open a window into early development.
Nature 533 15 doi: 10.1038/533015a
New Mars missions shape up; Nobel laureate passes away; and a marten stops the world’s biggest science experiment.
Nature 533 12 doi: 10.1038/533012a
Space-based detector draws interest, but regulatory hurdles might complicate a partnership.
Nature 533 19 doi: 10.1038/533019a