Red fox genome assemb identifies regions assoc with tame and aggressive behav

Long-term selective breeding has produced strains of the red fox (Vulpes vulpes) with different behaviours. Here, the authors sequence the genomes of tame and aggressive strains to uncover the genetic regions that have responded to selection for behaviour. | Continue reading


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Science in North Korea: how easing the nuclear stand-off might bolster research

The isolated nation publishes less than 100 scholarly articles a year — but as political tensions ease, researchers hope for greater collaboration. | Continue reading


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Universal quantum gates over geometric spin qubits with polarised microwaves

Holonomic quantum gates represent a promising route to noise-tolerant quantum operations. Here, the authors use polarised microwaves to implement nonadiabatic holonomic quantum gates at room temperature and zero magnetic field on NV centers, both on single-qubit and between elect … | Continue reading


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Undecidable problems in physics

Gödel’s incompleteness theorems are connected to unsolvable calculations in quantum physics. | Continue reading


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Deep learning to predict the lab-of-origin of engineered DNA

The synthetic biology era has seen a rapidly growing number of engineered DNA sequences. Here, the authors develop a deep learning method to predict the lab-of-origin of a DNA sequence based on hidden design signatures. | Continue reading


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Hot streaks in artistic, cultural, and scientific careers

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Soft 2D nanoarchitectonics

A target of this review is soft 2D nanoarchitectonics because scientific views on soft 2D nanomaterials are not fully established as compared with rigid 2D materials. The presented examples are selected according to the following three categories on the basis of 2D spatial densit … | Continue reading


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3D integration of nanotechnologies for computing and data storage on single chip

Multiple nanotechnologies are integrated on a single chip to realize a three-dimensional integrated circuit architecture that combines computing and data storage—a potentially transformative advance in computing. | Continue reading


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CRISPR ‘barcodes’ map mammalian development in exquisite detail

Genome-editing technique enables researchers to trace lineage of cells in developing mice. | Continue reading


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Signs of hope emerge against influenza

A universal vaccine might be some way off, but research into how the immune system responds to the virus will be crucial to achieving that goal. | Continue reading


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Did CRISPR really fix a genetic mutation in these human embryos?

Researchers provide more evidence for their landmark claim that gene editing rid embryos of a disease mutation — but scientists are still arguing over the results. | Continue reading


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Risk of increased food insecurity under global climate change mitigation policy

Economy-wide GHG emissions reductions may negatively affect food security. Stringent mitigation policies, modelled as carbon prices, are shown to lead to an increase in production costs, food prices and the population’s risk of hunger. | Continue reading


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Activations of DCNNs are aligned with gamma band activity of human visual cortex

Ilya Kuzovkin et al. compare intracranial depth recordings from human subjects taken during a visual recognition task to activations of deep convolutional neural networks (DCNNs). They find that signals in gamma frequency bands in the recordings are aligned with the hierarchical … | Continue reading


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Deep learning to predict the lab-of-origin of engineered DNA [pdf]

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Neuromorphic computing with multi-memristive synapses [pdf]

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Prognostication for Cystic Fibrosis via Automated Machine Learning

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The science of food security

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Maria Mitchell at 200: a pioneering astronomer who fought for women in science

Richard Holmes celebrates Mitchell’s pedagogic fire and salty opinions on the bicentenary of her birth. | Continue reading


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Evidence-Based Dentistry

Evidence-Based Dentistry delivers the best available evidence on the latest developments in oral health. We evaluate the evidence and provide guidance concerning the value of the author's conclusions. We keep dentistry up to date with new approaches, exploring a wide range of the … | Continue reading


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Why it is not a ‘failure’ to leave academia

Here’s how PhD students can prepare for different careers, and how lab heads can help. | Continue reading


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Scutoids are a geometrical solution to three-dimensional packing of epithelia

Cell arrangement in the plane of epithelia is well studied, but its three-dimensional packing is largely unknown. Here the authors model curved epithelia and predict that cells adopt a geometrical shape they call “scutoid”, resulting in different apical and basal neighbours, and … | Continue reading


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Systemisers are better at maths

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North China Plain Threatened by Heatwaves Due to Climate Change and Irrigation

Irrigation increases the intensity of heatwaves over the North China Plain but how this will be exacerbated by climate change has not been quantified. Here the authors show that irrigation enhances magnitude of extreme wet-bulb temperature and intensity of heatwaves in this regio … | Continue reading


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Fury at US environmental agency's effort to weaken fuel standards

Long-awaited EPA proposal would also remove California's ability to set its own tough carbon targets. | Continue reading


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Creating a functional single-chromosome yeast

Successive fusion of yeast chromosomes is used to produce a single-chromosome strain that is viable, albeit with slightly reduced fitness. | Continue reading


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Pinning extreme weather on climate change is now routine and reliable science

Research has finally generated the tools to attribute heatwaves and downpours to global warming. | Continue reading


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Strategies for reducing speckle noise in digital holography

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Machine learning at the energy and intensity frontiers of particle physics

The application and development of machine-learning methods used in experiments at the frontiers of particle physics (such as the Large Hadron Collider) are reviewed, including recent advances based on deep learning. | Continue reading


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A general memristor-based partial differential equation solver

A memristor-based hardware and software system that uses a tantalum oxide memristor crossbar can be used to solve static and time-evolving partial differential equations at high precision, and to simulate an argon plasma reactor. | Continue reading


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GPR55 signalling promotes prolifer. of pancreatic cancer cells and tumour growth

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The band of biologists who redrew the tree of life

John Archibald praises a compelling guide to the past 3 billion years — and its molecular historians. | Continue reading


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Set road charges in real time to ease traffic

Track vehicles to link tolls with demand and cut congestion, urge Peter Cramton, R. Richard Geddes and Axel Ockenfels. | Continue reading


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Memory Beliefs Drive the Memory Bias on Value-Based Decisions

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In-memory computing with resistive switching devices

This Review Article examines the development of in-memory computing using resistive switching devices. | Continue reading


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Thermal camouflage based on the phasechanging material GST [pdf]

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High-performance parallel computing for next-generation holographic imaging

A special-purpose holography computing board, which uses eight large-scale field-programmable gate arrays, can be used to generate 108-pixel holograms that can be updated at a video frame rate. | Continue reading


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Ancient dreams of intelligent machines: 3,000 years of robots

Stephen Cave and Kanta Dihal revisit the extraordinary history of cultural responses to automata. | Continue reading


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Quantum GANs: When Sherlock enters the quantum realm

Algorithms that pit fraudster against detective find a home in quantum computers. | Continue reading


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Malaria’s ticking time bomb

Scientists are racing to stamp out the disease in southeast Asia before unstoppable strains spread. | Continue reading


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Scutoids are a geometrical solution to three-dimensional packing of epithelia

Cell arrangement in the plane of epithelia is well studied, but its three-dimensional packing is largely unknown. Here the authors model curved epithelia and predict that cells adopt a geometrical shape they call “scutoid”, resulting in different apical and basal neighbours, and … | Continue reading


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Quantum optics without photons

Atoms can exhibit wave-like behaviour to form matter waves. Such waves have been used to model the basic processes that underpin how light interacts with matter, providing an experimental platform for future research. | Continue reading


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Genetics and educational attainment in 1.1M individuals

Gene discovery and polygenic predictions from a genome-wide association study of educational attainment in 1.1 million individuals. | Continue reading


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The ethics of computer science: this researcher has a controversial proposal

Nature talks to Brent Hecht, who says peer reviewers must ensure that researchers consider negative societal consequences of their work. | Continue reading


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Biotechs are publishing less research

Some biotech companies now eschew traditional publication in peer-reviewed journals. Does it matter? | Continue reading


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New paper calls into question Marcus theory (1992 Nobel)

A widely-assumed principle of chemical reactivity is that, for elementary reactions, higher activation barriers lead to slower reactions. Here, the authors show that some intramolecular electron transfer processes become faster as their apparent activation energies increase, cont … | Continue reading


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The amyloid hypothesis on trial

As the development of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease continues to stumble, is it time for researchers to broaden their list of the condition’s potential causes? | Continue reading


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Milky Way’s black hole provides long-sought test of Einsteins general relativity

An observation decades in the making confirms predictions about how light behaves in an immense gravitational field. | Continue reading


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An intercross population study reveals genes associated with size/color in ducks

Ducks, one of the most common domestic fowls, originated from mallards. Here, the authors perform whole-genome sequencing of mallards, indigenous-breed ducks, and Pekin ducks, as well as 1026 ducks from a population generated by wild × domestic crosses to identify selection signa … | Continue reading


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