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January 19, 2019

Nature

Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys

Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys

Pioneering brain study reveals ‘software’ differences between humans and monkeys, Published online: 19 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00198-7

Neuroscientists tracked the activity of single neurons deep in the brain and suggest the findings could explain humans’ intelligence — and susceptibility to psychiatric disorders.

by Alison Abbott at January 19, 2019 12:00 AM

January 18, 2019

Nature

Rare whales and seals thrive thanks to controversial US law

Rare whales and seals thrive thanks to controversial US law

Rare whales and seals thrive thanks to controversial US law, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00192-z

Animals protected by the Endangered Species Act for more than two decades are the most likely to recover.

January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Working Scientist podcast: Grant application essentials

Working Scientist podcast: Grant application essentials

Working Scientist podcast: Grant application essentials, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00197-8

Expert advice on how to get the details of a grant submission right, and planning for "curveball questions" if you are asked to deliver an oral presentation.

by Julie Gould at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

The US government shutdown has lasted as long as 3.5 Apollo missions

The US government shutdown has lasted as long as 3.5 Apollo missions

The US government shutdown has lasted as long as 3.5 Apollo missions, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00204-y

How the political battle is affecting science — in four charts.

by Lauren Morello at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41586-019-0883-2

Author Correction: Landscape of somatic mutations in 560 breast cancer whole-genome sequences

by Michael R. Stratton at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Daily briefing: Fever helps immune cells crawl along blood-vessel walls

Daily briefing: Fever helps immune cells crawl along blood-vessel walls

Daily briefing: Fever helps immune cells crawl along blood-vessel walls, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00223-9

Why getting hot helps fight infection, tiny ancient animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake and the straight dope on screen time and adolescent well-being.

by Flora Graham at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research

Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research

Shutdown will cast a long shadow over research , Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00207-9

The sudden halt to US government functions leaves me worried about the effects on science for years to come, says Anne Jefferson.

by Anne Jefferson at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

Methane showers leave Titan’s northern reaches gleaming

Methane showers leave Titan’s northern reaches gleaming

Methane showers leave Titan’s northern reaches gleaming, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00193-y

Glow near north pole of Saturn’s largest moon resembles light reflected off rain-soaked pavement.

January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline

NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline

NASA postdocs hit by shutdown get emergency lifeline, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00205-x

Contractor that runs prestigious space-agency programme will loan researchers money to replace missing paychecks.

by Alexandra Witze at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake

EXCLUSIVE: Tiny animal carcasses found in buried Antarctic lake, Published online: 18 January 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-00106-z

The surprise discovery of ancient crustaceans and a tardigrade emerged from a rare mission to drill into a lake sealed off by a kilometre of ice.

by Douglas Fox at January 18, 2019 12:00 AM