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An academic mother’s wish list: 12 things universities need

An academic mother’s wish list: 12 things universities need, Published online: 14 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00019-x

There are many ways to create an inclusive workplace, say Julia Leventon, Katy Roelich and Lucie Middlemiss.

Hawaiian-language experts make their mark on the Solar System

Hawaiian-language experts make their mark on the Solar System, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00098-w

Naming project aims to strengthen Indigenous connections to discoveries made at state’s many telescopes.

Dismissals cause turmoil at US ecology project

Dismissals cause turmoil at US ecology project, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00105-0

Sudden leadership changes at the National Ecological Observatory Network prompt the resignation of its top scientist and the dissolution of its advisory board.

Daily briefing: The quest to find an ‘impossible’ natural quasicrystal

Daily briefing: The quest to find an ‘impossible’ natural quasicrystal, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00141-w

Spoiler: they found it. Plus: five innovative ways to use 3D printing in the lab and how the US government shutdown is hurting science.

Crowdfunding research flips science’s traditional reward model

Crowdfunding research flips science’s traditional reward model, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00104-1

Students and junior investigators are more likely than senior scientists to secure crowdfunding for their research.

Serbia is rethinking science — but the reforms could cost hundreds of jobs

Serbia is rethinking science — but the reforms could cost hundreds of jobs, Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07872-2

A government plan to overhaul research funding has drawn mixed reactions in a country that last awarded grants almost 10 years ago.

Working Scientist podcast: How to plan a successful grant application

Working Scientist podcast: How to plan a successful grant application , Published online: 11 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00103-2

Julie Gould investigates the importance of advance planning when you're preparing a funding application.

Science and the shutdown: 5 things to watch as US impasse drags on

Science and the shutdown: 5 things to watch as US impasse drags on, Published online: 10 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00082-4

A second wave of closures looms as the government funding fight heads into a record-breaking fourth week.

Publisher Correction: Assessing the efficiency of changes in land use for mitigating climate change

Publisher Correction: Assessing the efficiency of changes in land use for mitigating climate change, Published online: 10 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0863-y

Publisher Correction: Assessing the efficiency of changes in land use for mitigating climate change

Scientific progress is built on failure

Scientific progress is built on failure, Published online: 10 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00107-y

Learning to handle failure is just part of scientific life, writes Eileen Parkes.

Daily briefing: Bejewelled dental tartar points to female scribes

Daily briefing: Bejewelled dental tartar points to female scribes, Published online: 10 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00109-w

Thousand-year-old teeth show women worked on medieval manuscripts, the magnetic north pole is fleeing Canada and why your PhD is not a liability.

Realization of a three-dimensional photonic topological insulator

Realization of a three-dimensional photonic topological insulator, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0829-0

A three-dimensional photonic topological insulator is presented, made of split-ring resonators with strong magneto-electric coupling, which has an extremely wide topological bandgap, forbidding light propagation.

Structures of an RNA polymerase promoter melting intermediate elucidate DNA unwinding

Structures of an RNA polymerase promoter melting intermediate elucidate DNA unwinding, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0840-5

Cryo-electron microscopy structures of bacterial RNAP–promoter DNA complexes, including structures of partially melted intermediates, suggest a universally conserved common mechanism for promoter DNA opening prior to gene expression.

Electromagnetic and gravitational responses of photonic Landau levels

Electromagnetic and gravitational responses of photonic Landau levels, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0817-4

Probing the local response of an integer quantum Hall system enables three different measures of its topology to be explored.

A second source of repeating fast radio bursts

A second source of repeating fast radio bursts, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0864-x

A second source of repeating fast radio bursts

Chromosomes come together to help mice distinguish odours

Chromosomes come together to help mice distinguish odours, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00010-6

A study shows that a multi-chromosomal hub assembles in mouse olfactory neurons to ensure that only one odour-sensing receptor is expressed in each neuron — a feature essential to odour discrimination.

Core crystallization and pile-up in the cooling sequence of evolving white dwarfs

Core crystallization and pile-up in the cooling sequence of evolving white dwarfs, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0791-x

Photometry and parallax data from the Gaia satellite provide direct observational evidence of a theoretically predicted pile-up in the cooling sequence of white dwarfs, which is associated with core crystallization.

Protein modification fine-tunes the cell’s force producers

Protein modification fine-tunes the cell’s force producers, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07882-0

Identification of the enzyme that catalyses a site-specific modification of the protein actin reveals how this change modulates the function of the cell’s force-producing machinery.

Podcast: Fast Radio Bursts and new year future gazing

Podcast: Fast Radio Bursts and new year future gazing, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00089-x

Join Benjamin Thompson and Noah Baker for the latest science news.

Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth

Mobile PEAR transcription factors integrate positional cues to prime cambial growth, Published online: 09 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0839-y

Radial growth in the roots of Arabidopsis, which is mediated by gene expression activated by the mobile PEAR1 and PEAR2 transcription factors, is initiated around protophloem-sieve-element cell files of procambial tissue.

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