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Davide Castelvecchi

Holy Cow! Astronomers agog at mysterious new supernova

Holy Cow! Astronomers agog at mysterious new supernova, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07260-w

An event known as ‘Cow’ that has rocked astronomy since June likely offers a close look at the birth of a neutron star or black hole.
Ewen Callaway

‘Why not sequence everything?’ A plan to decode every complex species on Earth

‘Why not sequence everything?’ A plan to decode every complex species on Earth, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07279-z

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence 1.5 million genomes and will probably cost $US4.7 billion.
Flora Graham

Daily briefing: Meet the Alzheimer’s research outsider

Daily briefing: Meet the Alzheimer’s research outsider, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07301-4

Science outside the box, the plan to sequence every species and why the CIA funded a high-school biology curriculum.
Matthew Warren

Cats, galaxies and Pompeii — October’s best science images

Cats, galaxies and Pompeii — October’s best science images, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07298-w

The month’s sharpest science shots — selected by Nature’s photo team.
Davide Castelvecchi

The forgotten quantum pioneer who turned wartime spy

The forgotten quantum pioneer who turned wartime spy, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07267-3

Davide Castelvecchi enjoys the extraordinary life of Sam Goudsmit, the atomic sleuth nominated for a Nobel prize 48 times.

Dark space cloud caught donning halo of hydrogen molecules

Dark space cloud caught donning halo of hydrogen molecules, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07280-6

For the first time, a Galactic cloud is seen producing an ingredient that is fundamental in star formation.
Alexandra Witze

Argentina's mega-storms attract army of meteorologists

Argentina's mega-storms attract army of meteorologists, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07268-2

Massive project aims to improve predictions of intense lightning, hail and flash floods in the shadow of the Andes mountains.
Sarah Wild

South Africa’s invasive species guzzle precious water and cost US$450 million a year

South Africa’s invasive species guzzle precious water and cost US$450 million a year, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07286-0

The country’s pioneering first report on its biological invaders paints a dire picture for resources and biodiversity.
Jeremy Rehm

Rogue chemicals threaten positive prognosis for ozone hole

Rogue chemicals threaten positive prognosis for ozone hole, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07269-1

Researchers hunt for the source of a mysterious rise in ozone-depleting chemicals in Earth’s atmosphere.

Swarm of microscopic corkscrews speeds through the eyeball

Swarm of microscopic corkscrews speeds through the eyeball, Published online: 02 November 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07278-0

Devices could one day be used by clinicians to carry drugs to the retina.

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