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Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining

Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06771-w

“Gummy squirrels,” single-celled organisms the size of softballs and strange worms thrive in a Pacific Ocean zone some considered an underwater desert.

University says prominent food researcher committed academic misconduct

University says prominent food researcher committed academic misconduct, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06802-6

Brian Wansink will retire at the end of the academic year, according to Cornell University.

Japan’s asteroid mission drops first rovers onto ‘dumpling’ space rock

Japan’s asteroid mission drops first rovers onto ‘dumpling’ space rock, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06808-0

The two landers will hop around Ryugu to take pictures and measure temperatures.

Daily briefing: The cruel and futile war on obesity

Daily briefing: The cruel and futile war on obesity, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06810-6

The human cost of science’s inability to understand obesity, Galileo’s long-lost heretical letter, and our pick of the best images, features and culture from the week in science.

How an atom forms a ‘ghost’ bond with a partner that isn’t there

How an atom forms a ‘ghost’ bond with a partner that isn’t there, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06745-y

Electric and magnetic pulses can fool an electron into reaching out for an illusory atom.

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition

Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06769-4

Exclusive: Document shows that the astronomer toned down the claims that triggered science history’s most infamous battle — then lied about his edits.

A daily aspirin might not be what the doctor ordered

A daily aspirin might not be what the doctor ordered, Published online: 21 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06728-z

A drug taken regularly by half of US adults might raise the risk of serious bleeding.

FDA proposes stiff fines for failing to report clinical trials

FDA proposes stiff fines for failing to report clinical trials, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06801-7

Pharmaceutical companies could face penalties of up to US$10,000 per day.

The multitasking cell that can build the parts of a human skeleton

The multitasking cell that can build the parts of a human skeleton, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06743-0

Cells sprout into bits of human bone when implanted in mice.

World's first animal was a pancake-shaped prehistoric ocean dweller

World's first animal was a pancake-shaped prehistoric ocean dweller, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06767-6

Fossils of ancient sea creatures answer a long-standing question about how animals became bigger and more complex.

Daily briefing: China dominates ranking of research rising stars

Daily briefing: China dominates ranking of research rising stars, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06789-0

The rise of Chinese institutions in the Nature Index, the visa woes hampering African and Asian researchers, and the most beautiful slugs in the world.

Denisovan hybrid cave yields four more hominin bones

Denisovan hybrid cave yields four more hominin bones, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06763-w

The ancient human remains were found using a method that can scan thousands of bones relatively quickly.

Publisher Correction: Magnetoelectric inversion of domain patterns

Publisher Correction: Magnetoelectric inversion of domain patterns, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0560-x

Publisher Correction: Magnetoelectric inversion of domain patterns

The squid biologist connecting schools and scientists worldwide

The squid biologist connecting schools and scientists worldwide, Published online: 20 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06772-9

A PhD student aims to change people’s perception of researchers by forging links with classrooms through Skype.

T cells in patients with narcolepsy target self-antigens of hypocretin neurons

T cells in patients with narcolepsy target self-antigens of hypocretin neurons, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0540-1

The detection of hypocretin-specific autoreactive CD4+ and CD8+ T cells in patients with narcolepsy reveals the autoimmune aetiology of this disorder.

The role of CD32 during HIV-1 infection

The role of CD32 during HIV-1 infection, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0494-3

The role of CD32 during HIV-1 infection

Glider soaring via reinforcement learning in the field

Glider soaring via reinforcement learning in the field, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0533-0

A reinforcement learning approach allows a suitably equipped glider to navigate thermal plumes autonomously in an open field.

Elimination of senescent cells prevents neurodegeneration in mice

Elimination of senescent cells prevents neurodegeneration in mice, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06677-7

Aggregation of the protein tau is implicated in neurodegenerative diseases in humans. It emerges that eliminating a type of damaged cell that no longer divides can prevent tau-mediated neurodegeneration in mice.

Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought

Hydraulic diversity of forests regulates ecosystem resilience during drought, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0539-7

The diversity in the hydraulic traits of trees mediates ecosystem resilience to drought and will probably have an important role in future ecosystem–atmosphere feedback effects.

A core problem in nuclear assembly

A core problem in nuclear assembly, Published online: 19 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06668-8

Chromosomes can exist outside the nucleus in rupture-prone structures called micronuclei. It emerges that micronuclei are fragile because their outer layer lacks some nuclear-envelope components.

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