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Loss of net neutrality could harm research

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-07842-0


Moves to create a multi-speed Internet could push science into the slow lane.

Bureaucratic drag dents Japan’s nuclear science

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08464-2


Japan needs a better way to assess whether research reactors are safe to re-open.

How to avoid glib interdisciplinarity

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08465-1


To make progress on the grand challenges, authors, reviewers and editors must take the time to respect each others’ expertise and blind spots.

Zimbabwe’s new government must commit to science

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Author: Dexter Tagwireyi

As a new president takes office, scientists in the country and beyond should urge the administration to make science a priority, says Dexter Tagwireyi.

Dodgy citations, fusion milestone and a skeleton called Little Foot

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).


The week in science: 8–14 December 2017.

Nine researchers sue University of Rochester over sexual-harassment allegations

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Author: Alexandra Witze

Lawsuit alleges that the institution mishandled complaints about cognitive scientist Florian Jaeger.

Tasmanian tiger genome offers clues to its extinction

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Author: Ewen Callaway

Geneticists analyse DNA from preserved pup, more than 80 years after the last of its kind died.

Acupuncture in cancer study reignites debate about controversial technique

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Author: Jo Marchant

Large study suggests acupuncture could help women stick with unpleasant cancer treatments.

US graduate students in uproar over proposed tax hike

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Author: Helen Shen

Worries over the cost of an education spill over into protests.

Argentinian geoscientist faces criminal charges over glacier survey

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).

Authors: Jeff Tollefson & Emiliano Rodríguez Mega

Government researcher Ricardo Villalba stands accused of shaping a study to benefit mining interests.

The science that’s never been cited

Nature 552, 7684 (2017).


Nature investigates how many papers really end up without a single citation.

Deploy vaccines to fight superbugs

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08323-0

Authors: Rino Rappuoli , David E. Bloom & Steve Black

Immunizations combined with antibiotics could be our best shot at combating drug-resistant microbes, argue Rino Rappuoli, David E. Bloom and Steve Black.

Five priorities for weather and climate research

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08463-3

Authors: Øystein Hov , Deon Terblanche , Sarah Jones , Paolo M. Ruti & Oksana Tarasova

Adapt to how data are made and used, urge Øystein Hov and colleagues.

Planetariums and the rise of spectacular science

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08441-9

Author: Marek Kukula

Marek Kukula enjoys a cultural history of the theatres that give us a taste of space.

A manifesto for slow science, the biology of personal space, and an intimate look at the neuroscience of food: Books in brief

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08444-6

Author: Barbara Kiser

Barbara Kiser reviews five of the week’s best science picks.

Lyme disease laid bare

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08442-8

Author: James G. Logan

James G. Logan hails a study of the controversial tick-borne condition.

Snow leopard conservation status is spot on

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08378-z

Author: Tom McCarthy

Pricing not enough for deep carbon cuts

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08578-7

Authors: Michael Mehling & Endre Tvinnereim

How to spare half a planet

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08579-6

Authors: Andrew Balmford & Rhys Green

Medical legacy of sanctions in Iran

Nature 552, 7684 (2017). doi:10.1038/d41586-017-08580-z

Authors: Reza Heidari , Mostafa Akbariqomi & Gholamreza Tavoosidana


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