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Strong constraints on aerosol–cloud interactions from volcanic eruptions

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nature22974

Authors: Florent F. Malavelle, Jim M. Haywood, Andy Jones, Andrew Gettelman, Lieven Clarisse, Sophie Bauduin, Richard P. Allan, Inger Helene H. Karset, Jón Egill Kristjánsson, Lazaros Oreopoulos, Nayeong Cho, Dongmin Lee, Nicolas Bellouin, Olivier Boucher, Daniel P. Grosvenor, Ken S. Carslaw, Sandip Dhomse, Graham W. Mann, Anja Schmidt, Hugh Coe, Margaret E. Hartley, Mohit Dalvi, Adrian A. Hill, Ben T. Johnson, Colin E. Johnson, Jeff R. Knight, Fiona M. O’Connor, Daniel G. Partridge, Philip Stier, Gunnar Myhre, Steven Platnick, Graeme L. Stephens, Hanii Takahashi & Thorvaldur Thordarson

Aerosols have a potentially large effect on climate, particularly through their interactions with clouds, but the magnitude of this effect is highly uncertain. Large volcanic eruptions produce sulfur dioxide, which in turn produces aerosols; these eruptions thus represent a natural experiment through which to quantify

Protect funding for US earthquake early-warning system

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nature.2017.22162

Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to ShakeAlert puts the west coast at risk.


Nature 546, 7659 (2017).

The week in science: 16–22 June 2017.

China’s genomics giant to make stock-market debut

Nature 546, 7659 (2017).

Author: David Cyranoski

Once the world's biggest DNA sequencer for research, BGI is now looking to medical applications to boost profits.

How sea-floor sensors could save the world from natural disasters

Nature 546, 7659 (2017).

Author: Alexandra Witze

Geophysicists are racing to monitor underwater faults in Earth’s crust so they can provide warning of the next big earthquake and tsunami.

Track batteries degrading in real time

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546469a

Authors: Liqiang Mai, Mengyu Yan & Yunlong Zhao

Monitor deforming electrodes to speed development of renewable-energy storage, write Liqiang Mai, Mengyu Yan and Yunlong Zhao.

Botany: He made plants a profession

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546472a

Author: Jim Endersby

Jim Endersby revisits the legacy of trailblazing botanist Joseph Dalton Hooker.

Consent: Data-sharing for indigenous peoples

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546474a

Authors: Emma Kowal, Bastien Llamas & Sarah Tishkoff

Broad-consent models for human studies, which leave decisions on data-sharing to the researchers, may not be appropriate for work with indigenous peoples. Making the sharing of data almost impossible is also problematic. Everyone stands to benefit from responsible data-sharing innovations that can be applied more

Philosophy: Religion's openness towards science

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546474b

Author: Frank W. Nicholas

Your Editorial suggests that Pope Francis's meeting with patients and researchers is evidence of “a new openness [of religion] towards science”, in the spirit of his 2015 encyclical Laudato si' (Nature545, 265–266;10.1038/nature.2017.219852017). This is tempered

Counterfeit drugs: Fight fake reagents with digital tools

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546474c

Author: Don Gunasekera

Digital technologies are emerging that could be used to stop the burgeoning market in fake research reagents that are contaminating global biomedical supply chains (see Nature545, 148–150;10.1038/545148a2017).The international counterfeit-drugs market is even more lucrative. Estimates of

Ecology: Document India's floral biodiversity

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546474d

Authors: Kamaljit S. Bawa & R. Ganesan

This month's bicentenary of the birth of Joseph Dalton Hooker, one of the great botanical explorers of the nineteenth century, is a good time to highlight the urgent need to document India's remarkable biodiversity for conservation purposes (see also J.EndersbyNature546, 472

Sustainability: A greener culture

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nj7659-565a

Author: Julia Rosen

Creative minds are shrinking research's big carbon footprint.

Women in science: Finding consensus

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nj7659-567a

Gender shapes US university officials' take on ways to recruit and retain women in STEM.

Memories to come

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546570a

Author: Paul Alex Gray

Is this the real life?

Effects of a ketamine metabolite on synaptic NMDAR function

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nature22084

Authors: Kanzo Suzuki, Elena Nosyreva, Kevin W. Hunt, Ege T. Kavalali & Lisa M. Monteggia

arising from P. Zanos et al. Nature533, 481–486 (2016); doi:10.1038/nature17998Clinical data have demonstrated rapid and sustained antidepressant effects of ketamine, a noncompetitive NMDAR (N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor) antagonist. Recently, Zanos et al. claimed that the

Zanos et al. reply

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/nature22085

Authors: Panos Zanos, Ruin Moaddel, Patrick J. Morris, Polymnia Georgiou, Jonathan Fischell, Greg I. Elmer, Manickavasagom Alkondon, Peixiong Yuan, Heather J. Pribut, Nagendra S. Singh, Katina S. S. Dossou, Yuhong Fang, Xi-Ping Huang, Cheryl L. Mayo, Edson X. Albuquerque, Scott M. Thompson, Craig J. Thomas, Carlos A. Zarate & Todd D. Gould

Replying to K. Suzuki et al. Nature546, (2017)In the accompanying Comment, Suzuki et al. confirmed our previous findings that the ketamine metabolite (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) does not functionally inhibit the NMDAR at


Nature 546, 7659 (2017).

The Spotlight article 'The genetic microscope' (Nature545, S25–S27; 2017) said that Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen was an associate director at the Klarman Cell Observatory. In fact, she is the scientific director there.

50 & 100 Years Ago

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546478a

50 Years AgoIndividual plants of the amphibious buttercup species Ranunculus flabellaris Raf. are known to produce leaves of differing morphologies in response to different environments. Leaves produced in the aquatic phase are highly dissected, while terrestrially produced leaves are less dissected or simply

Genomics: The feline line

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546480a

Author: Luíseach Nic Eoin

A study of ancient cat DNA that uses samples from different times and from around the world provides insights into the spread and evolution of these enigmatic creatures. Writing in Nature Ecology & Evolution, Ottoni et al. report their investigation of more than

Quantum physics: Interactions propel a magnetic dance

Nature 546, 7659 (2017). doi:10.1038/546481a

Authors: Lindsay J. LeBlanc

A combination of leading-edge techniques has enabled interaction-induced magnetic motion to be observed for pairs of ultracold atoms — a breakthrough in the development of models of complex quantum behaviour. See Letter p.519


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