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Signatures of a jet cocoon in early spectra of a supernova associated with a γ-ray burst

Signatures of a jet cocoon in early spectra of a supernova associated with a γ-ray burst, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0826-3

Multi-epoch observations of a supernova associated with a γ-ray burst reveal spectral features at extremely high expansion velocities within the first day after the burst, indicative of a choked jet.

Intron RNA sequences help yeast cells to survive starvation

Intron RNA sequences help yeast cells to survive starvation, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00088-y

Intron sequences are removed from newly synthesized RNA and usually rapidly degraded. However, it now seems that introns have a surprising role — helping yeast cells survive when nutrients are scarce.

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health

Washington state’s tech billionaires pour cash into global health, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00130-z

Gifts from pioneering philanthropists have equipped the US state for a frontline battle against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

Women who win prizes get less money and prestige

Women who win prizes get less money and prestige, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00091-3

A new analysis of biomedical awards over five decades shows men receive more cash and more respect for their research than women do, report Brian Uzzi and colleagues.

Mass student protests bring down Albania’s science minister

Mass student protests bring down Albania’s science minister , Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00144-7

The government has bowed to pressure to fix the country’s research and higher education — but stopped short of repealing a controversial law.

Severe wildfires spark population boom in fungi and bacteria

Severe wildfires spark population boom in fungi and bacteria, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00151-8

Understanding how microbial communities change after a fire can help researchers to predict how an ecosystem will recover.

Plants on the Moon, US emissions spike and fish die-off

Plants on the Moon, US emissions spike and fish die-off, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00121-0

The week in science: 11–17 January 2019.

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00154-5

War on drugs won’t work in Brazil

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00119-8

Define working culture, don’t leave it to chance

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00152-7

Chinese universities lure postdocs back home

Who only stand and wait

Who only stand and wait, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00131-y

For services rendered.

Boring talks — recipe for a robust test

Boring talks — recipe for a robust test, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00153-6

Boring talks — recipe for a robust test

Institutions must state policy on data sharing

Institutions must state policy on data sharing, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00118-9

Institutions must state policy on data sharing

Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps

Hidden history of the Milky Way revealed by extensive star maps, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00123-y

Data from the Gaia spacecraft are radically transforming how we see the evolution of our Galaxy.

The paradox of human nature, our obsession with the skies, and the realities of transplant surgery: Books in brief

The paradox of human nature, our obsession with the skies, and the realities of transplant surgery: Books in brief, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00126-9

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

How to win public support for a global carbon tax

How to win public support for a global carbon tax, Published online: 16 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00124-x

Survey shows charges on emissions could be popular if revenues are given back to citizens, find Stefano Carattini, Steffen Kallbekken and Anton Orlo.

Next-generation LHC: CERN lays out plans for €21-billion super-collider

Next-generation LHC: CERN lays out plans for €21-billion super-collider, Published online: 15 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00173-2

The proposed facility would become the most powerful collider ever built.

Plant sprouts on the Moon for first time ever

Plant sprouts on the Moon for first time ever, Published online: 15 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00159-0

China’s Chang’e-4 lander has sent back pictures of a cotton seed sprouting in a miniature biosphere experiment on the craft.

Daily briefing: What 100,000 twins can tell us about nature versus nurture

Daily briefing: What 100,000 twins can tell us about nature versus nurture, Published online: 15 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00170-5

Genes account for about 40% of variations in early adult health, immune therapy hits mutated cancers harder and why South Africa must stop paying academics by the paper.

Stroke drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s disease

Stroke drug shows promise for Alzheimer’s disease, Published online: 15 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00147-4

Genetically engineered protein prevents brain damage that leads to memory loss.

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