Nature Summaries and Reviews

See all summaries and reviews from Nature at a glance.

The world is lit at night like never before, and ecologists are assessing the damage.

Aisling Irwin

Nature, 2018

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Artificial illumination can stop us sleeping and make us ill. We need fresh strategies and technologies, argues Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska.

Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska

Nature, 2018

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Lab heads should let junior researchers take their projects with them when they start their own labs – it drives innovation and discovery, argues Ben A. Barres.

Ben A. Barres

Nature, 2017

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Governments must provide incentives for businesses to fix the global food system, not just punish them for acting irresponsibly, argues Lawrence Haddad.

Lawrence Haddad

Nature, 2018

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Even the simplest networks of neurons defy understanding. So how do neuroscientists hope to untangle brains with billions of cells?

Kerri Smith

Nature, 2017

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Evolution favours the body form best adapted to the local environment, but it can also favour rare forms. Stickleback experiments reveal how these two selection forces can interact, and how this can limit population divergence.

David N. Reznick and Joseph Travis

Nature, 2017

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How flashing lights, pink noise or other non-invasive approaches to taming brainwaves might one day turn into treatments for neurodegenerative disease.

Helen Thomson

Nature, 2018

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Chan Zuckerberg Science will prioritize the elements that made roundworm studies soar – creativity, openness and shareable resources, writes its president, Cori Bargmann.

Cori Bargmann

Nature, 2018

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A surcharge on energy producers would fund climate adaptation and the low-carbon transition, suggest Anthony J. Webster and Richard H. Clarke.

Anthony J. Webster and Richard H. Clarke

Nature, 2017

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Create an artificial-intelligence platform for the planet, urges Lucas N. Joppa.

Lucas N. Joppa

Nature, 2017

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