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Caches of mummified penguins warn of climate-change impacts

Caches of mummified penguins warn of climate-change impacts, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06181-y

Two die-offs of Adélie penguins are traced to climatic episodes similar to those expected as Earth warms.
Andy Extance

How AI technology can tame the scientific literature

How AI technology can tame the scientific literature, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06617-5

As artificially intelligent tools for literature and data exploration evolve, developers seek to automate how hypotheses are generated and validated.
Guy Blanchard

A 3D cell shape that enables tube formation

A 3D cell shape that enables tube formation, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06162-1

Sheets of cells called epithelia can curve into tubes in embryos. Modelling and in vivo observations reveal that cells in tubes adopt an asymmetric cell shape dubbed scutoid, contrary to some previous assumptions.
Flora Graham

Monday briefing: How AI tools reveal hidden connections in the scientific literature

Monday briefing: How AI tools reveal hidden connections in the scientific literature, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06653-1

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The foods that could save Europe’s water and boost Europeans’ health

The foods that could save Europe’s water and boost Europeans’ health, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06603-x

A plant-rich diet has a smaller ‘water footprint’ than one based on meat feasts.
Jeremy Rehm

NASA probe will track melting polar ice in unprecedented detail

NASA probe will track melting polar ice in unprecedented detail, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06211-9

The Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite can measure changes in ice thickness to within half a centimetre.

The world’s most complex molecular knot ties up a record

The world’s most complex molecular knot ties up a record, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06633-5

Metal framework allows triple knot to be created in the lab.
Heidi Ledford

Pivotal CRISPR patent battle won by Broad Institute

Pivotal CRISPR patent battle won by Broad Institute, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06656-y

Team from the University of California, Berkeley, loses appeal over coveted gene-editing technology.
Sunil MittalElizabeth A. GoldschmidtMohammad Hafezi

A topological source of quantum light

A topological source of quantum light, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0478-3

Topologically protected edge states realized in a square array of ring resonators are used to demonstrate a robust source of heralded single photons produced by spontaneous four-wave mixing.
Joshua Blumenstock

Don’t forget people in the use of big data for development

Don’t forget people in the use of big data for development, Published online: 10 September 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-06215-5

Information from satellites, mobile phones and other sources is not a panacea for international-development problems, warns Joshua Blumenstock.

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