Research is set up for bullies to thrive

Working conditions in academic labs encourage abusive supervision. It is time to improve monitoring of and penalties for abuse, says Sherry Moss. | Continue reading


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Gravitational constant, G, measured with record precision

Two independent determinations of the gravitational constant. | Continue reading


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How to plant a trillion trees

As projects to restore woodlands accelerate, researchers are looking for ways to avoid repeating past failures. | Continue reading


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Artificial intelligence nails predictions of earthquake aftershocks

A neural-network analysis outperforms the method scientists typically use to work out where these tremors will strike. | Continue reading


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Integrating time from experience in the lateral entorhinal cortex

Temporal information that is useful for episodic memory is encoded across a wide range of timescales in the lateral entorhinal cortex, arising inherently from its representation of ongoing experience. | Continue reading


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Burton Richter (1931–2018): discovered first particle containing a charm quark

Physicist who helped to discover the first particle containing a charm quark. | Continue reading


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Parasitoid biology preserved in mineralized fossils

Evidence for a parasitic lifestyle in extinct species tends to be indirect. Here, the authors provide direct evidence through X-ray examination of approximately 30–40 million year old fossil fly pupae, revealing 55 parasitation events by four newly described wasp species. | Continue reading


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The first annotated set of scanning electron microscopy images for nanoscience

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Direct vascular channels connect skull to dura, enabling myeloid cell migration

The authors describe microscopic channels that directly connect the skull marrow cavities with the meninges. Neutrophils originating from the skull marrow have a higher propensity to travel to the ischemic mouse brain than cells in the tibia. | Continue reading


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The battle for the soul of biodiversity

An ideological clash could undermine a crucial assessment of the world’s disappearing plant and animal life. | Continue reading


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High-profile journals put to reproducibility test

Researchers replicated 62% of social-behaviour findings published in Science and Nature — a result matched almost exactly by a prediction market. | Continue reading


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All-Inorganic Perovskite Nanocrystal Scintillators

All-inorganic perovskite nanocrystals containing caesium and lead provide low-cost, flexible and solution-processable scintillators that are highly sensitive to X-ray irradiation and emit radioluminescence that is colour-tunable across the visible spectrum. | Continue reading


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Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science

Camerer et al. carried out replications of 21 Science and Nature social science experiments, successfully replicating 13 out of 21 (62%). Effect sizes of replications were about half of the size of the originals. | Continue reading


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Two more species of menopausal whales

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First evidence of interbreeding between neanderthal and a denisovan

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Elusive mitochondrial connection to inflammation uncovered

PINK1 and parkin proteins prevent inflammation caused by mitochondria. | Continue reading


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‘Reprogrammed’ stem cells to be tested in people with Parkinson’s

The therapy has been shown to improve symptoms of the condition in monkeys. | Continue reading


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Topological phenomena explored in a programmable quantum simulation

Programmable quantum simulation based on superconducting qubits. | Continue reading


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Referees should exercise their rights

Peer reviewers should not feel pressured to produce a report if key data are missing. | Continue reading


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The genome of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father

Genomic evidence of the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father suggests that mixing among different hominin groups may have more been frequent than previously appreciated. | Continue reading


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How D-Wave’s quantum machine could help exotic physics

Device models quantum behaviour faster than ordinary computers, as predicted by Richard Feynman. | Continue reading


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Mum’s a Neanderthal, Dad’s a Denisovan: discovery of an ancient-human hybrid

Genetic analysis uncovers a direct descendant of two different groups of early humans. | Continue reading


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Tracking progress on the SDGs

The latest United Nations review leaves no doubt, countries need to step up efforts and act fast if they want to achieve the Global Goals by 2030. | Continue reading


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Measuring the Evolution of Contemporary Western Popular Music

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Top geneticist loses 3.5M grant in first test of landmark bullying policy

The Wellcome Trust pulled the grant from Nazneen Rahman, who worked at the Institute of Cancer Research in London. | Continue reading


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Capacitive neural network with neuro-transistors – Nature Communications

Though memristors can potentially emulate neuron and synapse functionality, useful signal energy is lost to Joule heating. Here, the authors demonstrate neuro-transistors with a pseudo-memcapacitive gate that actively process signals via energy-efficient capacitively-coupled neur … | Continue reading


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Improved nutrient use gives cereal crops a boost

Manipulation of the transcription factor OsGRF4 can improve the efficiency with which some high-yielding cereal crops use nitrogen. This discovery has implications for sustainable agriculture. | Continue reading


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Quantum formulation of the Einstein equivalence principle

The physical conditions that support a geometric interpretation of spacetime, such as the equivalence between rest and inertial mass, are shown not to be necessarily valid in the quantum regime, and a quantum formulation is provided. | Continue reading


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Net-Net Auto Machine Learning (AutoML) Prediction of Complex Ecosystems

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Online search tool for graphical patterns in electronic band structures

An online search tool is developed to look for candidate materials by exploring chosen graphical patterns in their electronic band structure from a database. A team led by Alexander V. Balatsky from Nordita, KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Stockholm University present an on … | Continue reading


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Billion-dollar telescopes could end up beyond the reach of US astronomers

Change the funding system and approaches to international partnerships for US-led big science projects, urge Matt Mountain and Adam Cohen. | Continue reading


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21st-century modeled permafrost carbon emissions accelerate by thaw under lakes

Permafrost carbon feedback modeling has focused on gradual thaw of near-surface permafrost leading to greenhouse gas emissions that accelerate climate change. Here the authors show that deeper, abrupt thaw beneath lakes will more than double radiative forcing from permafrost-soil … | Continue reading


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How digital drug users could help to halt the US opioid epidemic

Agent-based modelling offers opportunities to explore the complex social interactions at the heart of the addiction crisis. | Continue reading


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A convex 3D deconvolution algorithm for low photon count fluorescence imaging

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What's expected of us

It's a tough choice... | Continue reading


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Genome-wide polygenic scores for common diseases

Genome-wide polygenic risk scores derived from GWAS data for five common diseases can identify subgroups of the population with risk approaching or exceeding that of a monogenic mutation. | Continue reading


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A touch from a molecule

Contact with just one antibody molecule regulates current flow through a transistor. | Continue reading


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A novel probabilistic forecast system predicting anomalously warm 2018-2022

Accurate near-term predictions of global temperatures are required to determine some of the key impacts of climate change. Here the authors develop a novel probabilistic forecast system that shows anomalously warm temperatures for the next years with increased risk of extreme war … | Continue reading


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The mice with human tumours: Growing pains for a popular cancer model

Researchers had high hopes for patient-derived xenografts. Now they are contending with limitations in the clinic and the lab. | Continue reading


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Green revolution’ crops bred to slash fertilizer use

Researchers have identified a molecule that increases plant growth while reducing the need for nitrogen. | Continue reading


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How Unpaywall is transforming open science

Unpaywall has become indispensable to many academics, and tie-ins with established scientific search engines could broaden its reach. | Continue reading


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Scientists directly observe bacteria “harpoon” DNA to speed up their evolution

Live-cell imaging reveals that type IV competence pili from naturally competent Vibrio cholerae are dynamic structures that bind to exogenous DNA via their tips. Pilus retraction pulls DNA to the cell surface and across the outer membrane to initiate DNA uptake. | Continue reading


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BROAD STUDY: randomised controlled trial with whole food plant-based diet [pdf]

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Study links sleep loss to loneliness and social withdrawal

Loneliness markedly increases mortality and morbidity, yet the factors triggering loneliness remain largely unknown. This study shows that sleep loss leads to a neurobehavioral phenotype of human social separation and loneliness, one that is transmittable to non-sleep-deprived in … | Continue reading


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Brain fogginess and bloating:link between SIBO,probiotics and metabolic acidosi

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Digital holography of optically-trapped aerosol particles

Obtaining dynamic information on atmospheric aerosol particle size and morphology is typically challenging. Here, the authors introduce holographic imaging of unsupported aerosol particles in air that are spatially confined by optical traps, allowing contact free observation over … | Continue reading


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LHC physicists embrace brute-force approach to particle hunt

The world’s most powerful particle collider has yet to turn up new physics — now some physicists are turning to a different strategy. | Continue reading


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Industry trumps peer-reviewed science at US environment agency

Critics outraged over changes to chemical-safety review guidelines. | Continue reading


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