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Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys

Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys, Published online: 19 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00198-7

Neuroscientists tracked the activity of single neurons deep in the brain and suggest the findings could explain humans’ intelligence — and susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

Daily briefing: Fever helps immune cells crawl along blood-vessel walls

Daily briefing: Fever helps immune cells crawl along blood-vessel walls, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00223-9

Why getting hot helps fight infection, tiny ancient animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake and the straight dope on screen time and adolescent well-being.

Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research

Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research , Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00207-9

The sudden halt to US government functions leaves me worried about the effects on science for years to come, says Anne Jefferson.

Rare whales and seals thrive thanks to controversial US law

Rare whales and seals thrive thanks to controversial US law, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00192-z

Animals protected by the Endangered Species Act for more than two decades are the most likely to recover.

The US government shutdown has lasted as long as 3.5 Apollo missions

The US government shutdown has lasted as long as 3.5 Apollo missions, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00204-y

How the political battle is affecting science — in four charts.

Methane showers leave Titan’s northern reaches gleaming

Methane showers leave Titan’s northern reaches gleaming, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00193-y

Glow near north pole of Saturn’s largest moon resembles light reflected off rain-soaked pavement.

NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline

NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00205-x

Contractor that runs prestigious space-agency programme will loan researchers money to replace missing paychecks.

Fate of Madagascar's forests in the hands of incoming president

Fate of Madagascar's forests in the hands of incoming president, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00189-8

Andry Rajoelina has a spotty record on environmental regulation and conservation.

Working Scientist podcast: Grant application essentials

Working Scientist podcast: Grant application essentials, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00197-8

Expert advice on how to get the details of a grant submission right, and planning for "curveball questions" at a funding application interview

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0883-2

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00106-z

The surprise discovery of ancient crustaceans and a tardigrade emerged from a rare mission to drill into a lake sealed off by a kilometre of ice.

How a fever helps the immune system to battle infection

How a fever helps the immune system to battle infection, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00175-0

One type of immune cell jumps into the fray after body temperature rises, according to experiments in mice.

A superchilled molecular gas nears the quantum limit of coldness

A superchilled molecular gas nears the quantum limit of coldness, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00194-x

Long-sought molecular state promises to help scientists unveil quantum-scale chemistry.

Daily briefing: Meet the neurologist who became “Dr Rapp”

Daily briefing: Meet the neurologist who became “Dr Rapp”, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00200-2

A stroke that gave a doctor flow, mysterious stretches of non-coding DNA could help cells survive starvation and women who win prizes get less money and prestige.

How UK scientists are preparing for a chaotic no-deal Brexit

How UK scientists are preparing for a chaotic no-deal Brexit, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00191-0

Lab gloves, fly food and charter planes — UK research institutes are planning for a possible snap departure from the European Union in just 10 weeks.

How to use ‘20% time’ to manage pet projects

How to use ‘20% time’ to manage pet projects, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00179-w

Inspired by a Google initiative, Carsten Lund Pedersen describes how he balances personal projects and the demands of a research programme.

Publisher Correction: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

Publisher Correction: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks, Published online: 17 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0893-0

Publisher Correction: Cryptic connections illuminate pathogen transmission within community networks

Gaps in our genes are more important than we thought

Gaps in our genes are more important than we thought, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00202-0

Introns, the bits of non-coding DNA scattered through our genes, may play an important role in cell survival

Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy

Human blood vessel organoids as a model of diabetic vasculopathy, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0858-8

Organoids derived from human stem cells recapitulate the structure and functions of human blood vessels, and can be used to model and identify regulators of diabetic vasculopathy.

Heart of a stellar explosion revealed

Heart of a stellar explosion revealed, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00043-x

During the deaths of some massive stars, a narrow beam called a jet is launched through the stellar envelope, leaving an imprint that is difficult to detect. Such an imprint has now been seen in unprecedented detail.

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