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Research health needs a dedicated group

A US Research Integrity Advisory Board is long overdue. Such a leadership body would mitigate bad practices and strengthen good research.

As climate talks end, it is time for action 

Worrying disconnect between emissions rhetoric and real-world trends highlights urgent need for nations to honour their pledges.

Rewarding negative results keeps science on track

Creating a culture of replication takes prizes, grants and magnanimity — as well as publications.

We can and must govern climate engineering 

Use the Montreal Protocol to manage controversial work intended to limit global warming, urges Stephen O. Andersen.

Exoplanet find, oil pipeline and a gene-editing first

The week in science: 17–23 November 2017.

Graduate students face alarming tax hike

Adding to PhD students' woes will undermine US research and economy.

Chemists get faster on the draw

A Nature journals guide to drawing the structures of molecules should aid expert and casual chemists alike.

How China could make the most of its beamlines

More international collaboration could build capacity at big physics facilities especially in the south.

Immunization needs a technology boost

Tracking who receives vaccines is essential, but will be impossible without innovations in digital technologies, says Seth Berkley.

New Delhi smog, death-sentence appeal and a porpoise setback

The week in science: 11–16 November 2017.

Skin regeneration with insights

A feat in stem-cell therapy highlights what can be achieved when basic and clinical research combine to advance biological understanding and treatment.

Too many academics study the same people

Researchers should recognize communities that feel over-researched and under-rewarded.

Grant recipients can still give objective advice

The US environment agency should not ban researchers it funds from its advisory boards.

Build the Ebola database in Africa

To build trust, capacity and utility, put local researchers in charge of planned platform, says Brian Conton.

Pay for US postdocs varies wildly by institution

Analysis of universities' salary data suggests major disparities in pay for early-career researchers.

US environment agency bars scientists it funds from serving on its advisory boards

The US Environmental Protection Agency says the policy will address potential conflicts of interest, but scientists raise alarms.

Frédéric Chopin's telltale heart

Scientists have written another chapter in the curious case of the composer's heart. But it is unlikely to be the end of the story.

Lower emissions on the high seas

Global regulations to limit carbon dioxide from the shipping industry are overdue.

Citation is not the only impact

A look at what we have published highlights the variety of editorial judgements in selecting and assessing papers.

Many junior scientists need to take a hard look at their job prospects

Permanent jobs in academia are scarce, and someone needs to let PhD students know.

Reclassify waste to shift the nuclear landscape

The US Department of Energy should classify and dispose of nuclear rubbish according to risk.

Data science can improve aid distribution

Online platforms can help to steer emergency response and ensure money is well spent.

Eye in the sky offers clearest vision of Earth

The world's latest carbon-monitoring satellite has advanced our understanding of how the planet functions. US politicians should take note.

Science must examine the future of work

As automation changes employment, researchers should gather the evidence to help map the implications.

Blue is in the eye of the bee-holder

Flowers have evolved an ingenious way to attract pollinators.