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Author Correction: Quantifying secondary transport at single-molecule resolution

Nature - 5 ore 13 min ago

Nature, Published online: 20 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2029-y

Author Correction: Quantifying secondary transport at single-molecule resolution

China is using mass surveillance tech to fight new coronavirus spread

New Scientist - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 12:40
QR codes, tracking apps and drones at toll booths are just some of the tech tools China is deploying to monitor the spread of the new coronavirus

How to keep a cool head: Secrets of people who never get stressed out

New Scientist - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 07:00
Studies of the world's most unflappable people point to ways we can all better manage stress – and are even inspiring the first stress vaccine

Watch tadpoles breathe by sucking in air bubbles at water's surface

New Scientist - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 01:01
Most tadpoles breathe air but they are too weak to break the elastic "skin" on top of ponds created by water tension – so they suck air bubbles from the surface

Is this Nefertiti's tomb? Radar clues reignite debate over hidden chambers

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00465-y

A new survey hints at a previously-unknown space beyond Tutankhamun’s burial chamber.

Preindustrial <sup>14</sup>CH<sub>4</sub> indicates greater anthropogenic fossil CH<sub>4</sub> emissions

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-1991-8

Isotopic evidence from ice cores indicates that preindustrial-era geological methane emissions were lower than previously thought, suggesting that present-day emissions of methane from fossil fuels are underestimated.

Single-cell and spatial transcriptomics reveal somitogenesis in gastruloids

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2024-3

Single-cell RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics reveal that the somitogenesis clock is active in mouse gastruloids, which can be induced to generate somites with the correct rostral–caudal patterning.

Will the latest UK Research Excellence Framework turn out to be the last?

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00451-4

The REF is unpopular but researchers should beware unintended consequences if it is abolished.

Closed-loop optimization of fast-charging protocols for batteries with machine learning

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-1994-5

A closed-loop machine learning methodology of optimizing fast-charging protocols for lithium-ion batteries can identify high-lifetime charging protocols accurately and efficiently, considerably reducing the experimental time compared to simpler approaches.

The ones who got away from Time and Loss

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00470-1

A moment to reflect.

A self-activating orphan receptor

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00411-y

The first 3D structure of a full-length G-protein-coupled receptor whose natural activator is unknown has been determined, providing insights into an unusual mode of activation and a basis for discovering therapeutics.

The next chapter for African genomics

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00454-1

Nigeria is poised to become a hub for genetics research, but a few stubborn challenges block the way.

Podcast: Improving battery charging, and harnessing energy from the air

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00482-x

Listen to the latest science news, with Nick Howe and Benjamin Thompson.

ILC2s amplify PD-1 blockade by activating tissue-specific cancer immunity

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2015-4

Tumour-infiltrating group 2 innate lymphoid cells prime CD8+ T cells and amplify the anti-tumour effects of PD-1 blockade in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Gene expression and cell identity controlled by anaphase-promoting complex

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2034-1

WDR5 and TBP recruit anaphase-promoting complex to specific transcription start sites in mitosis, initiating a ubiquitin-dependent mechanism that preserves cell identity by linking gene expression and cell division.

A simple dynamic model explains the diversity of island birds worldwide

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2022-5

Using a global molecular phylogenetic dataset of birds on islands, the sensitivity of island-specific rates of colonization, speciation and extinction to island features (area and isolation) is estimated.

Selective loading and processing of prespacers for precise CRISPR adaptation

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41586-020-2018-1

Cas1–Cas2 selects precursor prespacers from DNA fragments in a length- and PAM-sequence-dependent manner, and these precursors are trimmed by DnaQ exonucleases to enable integration into the CRISPR locus in the correct orientation.

Biodiversity theory backed by island bird data

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00426-5

Analysis of a unique global data set reveals how the species diversity of birds is affected by the properties of archipelagos and offers a way to test an influential theory. Has this improved our understanding of island biodiversity patterns.

Spontaneous cures, seeing the stars, and secrets of invisible aircraft: Books in brief

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00445-2

Andrew Robinson reviews five of the week’s best science picks.

A medieval mass grave hints at the Black Death’s ravages

Nature - Mer, 19/02/2020 - 00:00

Nature, Published online: 19 February 2020; doi:10.1038/d41586-020-00473-y

The remains of at least 48 people who died of plague have been found at an unprecedented English site.