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Topological-physics pioneer Shoucheng Zhang dies

Nature - issue - So, 12/08/2018 - 00:00

Topological-physics pioneer Shoucheng Zhang dies

Topological-physics pioneer Shoucheng Zhang dies, Published online: 08 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07709-y

Theoretical physicist was among the first to predict that the phenomenon of topology could lead to exotic states of matter.

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world’s most vulnerable areas

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world’s most vulnerable areas

Earthquake-risk maps pinpoint world’s most vulnerable areas, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07705-2

Indonesia and India are among the countries with the most people at risk.

Global industrial carbon emissions to reach all-time high in 2018

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Global industrial carbon emissions to reach all-time high in 2018

Global industrial carbon emissions to reach all-time high in 2018, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07666-6

Latest predictions dash hopes that industrial carbon dioxide emissions have peaked.

Daily briefing: The five unmissable science books of 2018

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Daily briefing: The five unmissable science books of 2018

Daily briefing: The five unmissable science books of 2018, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07703-4

Five reads to make you smarter. Plus: why a postdoc might not be the right career move and the hunt for a mysterious polio-like disease in the US.

Ebola detectives race to identify hidden sources of infection as outbreak spreads

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Ebola detectives race to identify hidden sources of infection as outbreak spreads

Ebola detectives race to identify hidden sources of infection as outbreak spreads, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07618-0

Efforts to trace contacts of people with Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have been hampered by mistrust in conflict-ridden outbreak zone.

Geckos slap their feet and swish their tails to race over water

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Geckos slap their feet and swish their tails to race over water

Geckos slap their feet and swish their tails to race over water, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07658-6

Slender lizards can speed across a body of water faster than a young alligator can swim.

South Africa’s science academy urges update to nation’s genetics laws

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

South Africa’s science academy urges update to nation’s genetics laws

South Africa’s science academy urges update to nation’s genetics laws, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07637-x

Report calls for transparency over handling of genetic data collected from people in South Africa.

‘Little Foot’ hominin emerges from stone after millions of years

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

‘Little Foot’ hominin emerges from stone after millions of years

‘Little Foot’ hominin emerges from stone after millions of years , Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07651-z

Scientists are starting to piece together the evolution of a 3.67 million-year-old early human who may have been among the first to walk like we do.

Why a postdoc might not advance your career

Nature - issue - Pá, 12/07/2018 - 00:00

Why a postdoc might not advance your career

Why a postdoc might not advance your career, Published online: 07 December 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-07652-y

Two studies reiterate that very few postdoctoral researchers land academic posts — and suggest that the skills postdocs learn are not sought by employers outside academia.

Barrier(less) islands

Science - issue - Čt, 12/06/2018 - 19:38

Mastering board games

Science - issue - Čt, 12/06/2018 - 19:38

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