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August 24, 2016

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Go forth and replicate!

Go forth and replicate!

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536373a

To make replication studies more useful, researchers must make more of them, funders must encourage them and journals must publish them.

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

China's soil plan needs strong support

China's soil plan needs strong support

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/536375a

Author: Hong Yang

The government must accompany its action plan on soil quality with effective laws and remediation measures, says Hong Yang.

by Hong Yang at August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Cell biology: See-through rodents

Cell biology: See-through rodents

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536376a

An imaging technique lets scientists peer through the skin of a whole mouse or rat to examine its organs after death.Ali Ertürk of the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in Germany and his colleagues created a technique called ultimate DISCO (uDISCO), which removes pigments

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Ecology: Longing for home undid cave bears

Ecology: Longing for home undid cave bears

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536376b

When looking for a spot to hibernate, ancient cave bears stuck with family.Cave bears (Ursus spelaeus) went extinct 24,000 years ago, whereas the related brown bears (Ursus arctos) still thrive. To explain these differing fates, a team led by Gloria

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Economics: Satellites map world poverty

Economics: Satellites map world poverty

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536376c

Computer scientists have used satellite imagery and machine-learning techniques to make detailed maps of regions where poverty is common.Neal Jean and his colleagues at Stanford University in California focused on Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi and Rwanda and combined various data sets, including daytime images

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Genomics: Medicine less precise for some

Genomics: Medicine less precise for some

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536376d

A lack of ethnic diversity in people whose genomes have been sequenced is complicating precision medicine for people with non-European ancestry.David Goldstein of Columbia University in New York City and Slavé Petrovski of the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia examined data from the Exome

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Particle physics: Neutrino search closes in

Particle physics: Neutrino search closes in

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536376e

Scientists are getting closer to discovering whether neutrinos and antineutrinos are in fact the same particles — known as Majorana neutrinos.The theory, proposed by Italian physicist Ettore Majorana in the 1930s, could explain why neutrinos have mass and why the Universe contains more matter

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Materials science: Bulk production of mother-of-pearl

Materials science: Bulk production of mother-of-pearl

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536377a

Artificial mother-of-pearl can be made by mimicking the natural process of mineralization.Mother-of-pearl, or nacre, is remarkably strong yet biodegradable. However, its complex layered structure, in which mineral plates form in an organic scaffold, makes it difficult to recreate in bulk. Shu-Hong Yu at the

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Astronomy: Dark-matter evidence weakens

Astronomy: Dark-matter evidence weakens

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536377b

A survey of X-ray light from galaxy clusters has found no evidence of dark matter decaying, in the latest in a series of contradictory results.In 2014, two separate teams found an unexpected bump in the energy spectra of dozens of galaxy clusters. Emissions at

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM

Anthropology: Early humans were picky dressers

Anthropology: Early humans were picky dressers

Nature 536, 7617 (2016). doi:10.1038/536377c

Ancient clothing is rarely preserved, but two independent teams have discovered what early humans wore to cope with the cold European weather.Mark Collard at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, Canada, and his colleagues compared the animals that modern indigenous groups used to make cold-weather

August 24, 2016 12:00 AM