Popular science: Get the word out Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/nj7478-177a Author: Sarah Webb Writing science books for the public is rewarding, but can take a lot of time — and financial gain is uncertain.
Geology: North America’s broken heart Nature 504, 7478 (2013). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/504024a Author: Jessica Marshall A billion years ago, a huge rift nearly cleaved North America down the middle. And then it failed. Researchers may be getting close to finding out why.
Gut microbiota: Please pass the microbes Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/504033c Author: Jeff Leach Living and working among Tanzania’s Hadzabe people — one of the world’s last remaining hunter-gatherer groups — I witnessed the extraordinarily intimate relationship they share with microbes in their environment. This potentially provides them with a health-enriching source of gut microbial […]
Global health: One million deaths Nature 504, 7478 (2013). http://www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/504022a Author: Erica Westly What researchers are learning from an unprecedented survey of mortality in India.
Fifty years: Doctor Who and the ageing enigma Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/504033e Author: Faisal R. Ali In his time-travel musings to mark Doctor Who’s half-centenary, Andrew Jaffe overlooks one facet of the Gallifreyan narrative: regeneration (Nature502, 620–622; 2013). Rather than die, time lords can choose to regenerate (purportedly up to 12 times) once
Inequalities at work Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/nj7478-179b Policy reform needed to boost numbers of minority female science-faculty members.
Planetary defences Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/504182a Author: S. R. Algernon Credit where credit is due.
Ecosystem-based coastal defence in the face of global change Nature 504, 7478 (2013). doi:10.1038/nature12859 Authors: Stijn Temmerman, Patrick Meire, Tjeerd J. Bouma, Peter M. J. Herman, Tom Ysebaert & Huib J. De Vriend The risk of flood disasters is increasing for many coastal societies owing to global and regional changes in climate conditions, sea-level rise, […]