Nature Summaries and Reviews
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Cheap and abundant shale gas is changing how the chemical industry makes the ingredients of modern life. Chemists want to ensure that it’s change for the better.
The world is lit at night like never before, and ecologists are assessing the damage.
Artificial illumination can stop us sleeping and make us ill. We need fresh strategies and technologies, argues Karolina M. Zielinska-Dabkowska.
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.
Governments must provide incentives for businesses to fix the global food system, not just punish them for acting irresponsibly, argues Lawrence Haddad.
Even the simplest networks of neurons defy understanding. So how do neuroscientists hope to untangle brains with billions of cells?
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.
How flashing lights, pink noise or other non-invasive approaches to taming brainwaves might one day turn into treatments for neurodegenerative disease.
Chan Zuckerberg Science will prioritize the elements that made roundworm studies soar – creativity, openness and shareable resources, writes its president, Cori Bargmann.