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Prospects

Inorganic identity crisis p3

Paul Smaglik

doi:10.1038/35091301


Careers and Recruitment

Inorganic chemists get cooking p4

The research boom in biology is helping to reshape classical chemistry disciplines, providing fresh challenges for inorganic chemists, says Steve Bunk.

Steve Bunk

doi:10.1038/35091284


Chemists set to gain in Japan p7

Renewed investment into fields such as nanotechnology should improve job prospects for inorganic chemists in Japan, says Robert Triendl.

Robert Triendl

doi:10.1038/35091294


UK chemistry gets coordinated p8

Inorganic chemists face a range of possible career options when they qualify. But catalysis and biomimetics look to be reasonable bets in Britain, says Alok Jha.

Alok Jha

doi:10.1038/35091297


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Opinion

Declaration of financial interests p751

Introducing a new policy for authors of research papers in Nature and Nature journals.

Philip Campbell

doi:10.1038/35090688


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News

Stem-cell giveaway proposed as confusion reigns over cell count p753

Jonathan Knight

doi:10.1038/35090690


Partners turn to court over stem-cell rights p753

Jonathan Knight

doi:10.1038/35090694


Riders on the storm provoke studies of Atlantic dust p754

Rex Dalton

doi:10.1038/35090696


Japan banks on tissue store for successful drugs p754

David Cyranoski

doi:10.1038/35090698


German centre set to improve brain's image p755

Alison Abbott

doi:10.1038/35090701


Ecologists plot to turn the tide for shrinking lake p756

Quirin Schiermeier

doi:10.1038/35090704


Code-breakers reveal results as threat of legal action is lifted p756

Rex Dalton

doi:10.1038/35090707


Staff suggest cure for Smithsonian woes p757

Josette Chen

doi:10.1038/35090710


Flickering light raises possibility of changing 'constant' p757

David Adam

doi:10.1038/35090713


news in brief p758

doi:10.1038/35090716


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news feature

The battlefields of Britain p760

With its farm-scale trials of genetically modified crops, Britain has taken ecological studies of farming practices into new territory. But the trials are the focus of intense controversy. Trisha Gura spoke to the scientists involved.

Trisha Gura

doi:10.1038/35090645


The positron probe p764

Beams of antimatter are providing some of the most detailed images yet of defects in semiconductors. Philip Ball reports.

Philip Ball

doi:10.1038/35090655


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Correspondence

How commercialization puts a blight on research p765

Good science stems from people with ideas, not from corporations or strategic teams.

Graeme Laver, Arno Müllbacher and Paul Waring

doi:10.1038/35090720


Biotechnology gets big backing in Australia p765

Sandy Radke

doi:10.1038/35090722


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Book Reviews

Galapagos or bust p767

A historical view of a busy scientific thoroughfare.

Joe Cain reviews Evolution's Workshop: God and Science on the Galapagos Islands by Edward Larson

doi:10.1038/35090608


Dispelling a myth p768

Mary-Lou Pardue reviews The Tangled Field: Barbara McClintock's Search for the Patterns of Genetic Control by Nathaniel C. Comfort

doi:10.1038/35090614


Born in difficult times p769

Giorgio G. C. Palumbo reviews Per Una Storia del Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (2 vols)

doi:10.1038/35090617


Mathematical philately p769

doi:10.1038/35090621


Beauty and the beast p770

doi:10.1038/35090624


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words

Yes, but what's it for? p771

The current state of language can make it difficult to discuss evolution in an accurate way.

Steve Blinkhorn

doi:10.1038/35090659


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concepts

Delicate information p773

Rainer Blatt

doi:10.1038/35090662


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News and Views

Fast track to fusion energy p775

Nuclear fusion could solve the world's energy problems, but its potential remains untapped. Can a new way to ignite a tiny ball of high-density fuel make the dream come true?

Michael H. Key

doi:10.1038/35090666


Neurobiology: The many faces of adaptation p776

Sensory neurons constantly adapt to the changing environment. It seems they can do this surprisingly quickly, and without losing their absolute frame of reference.

Pamela Reinagel

doi:10.1038/35090669


Earth science: Journey beneath southern Africa p777

Seismic analyses of the lithosphere, undertaken as part of the Kaapvaal project, provide an unprecedented view of cratons — the earliest parts of continental landmasses.

Suzanne Y. O'Reilly

doi:10.1038/35090672


100 and 50 years ago p777

doi:10.1038/35090675


Developmental biology: Clocks and Hox p780

Segmentation is a key feature of many animals. New molecular studies add to our understanding of how vertebrate segments form and how this process is linked to the genes that make each segment unique.

Clifford J. Tabin and Randy L. Johnson

doi:10.1038/35090677


Planetary science: Gases make a rare appearance p781

The unexpected discovery of noble gases within silicate pockets in a primitive meteorite is hard to explain. Could they have been captured from the solar wind streaming from the young Sun?

Typhoon Lee

doi:10.1038/35090680


Optics: Armed for light sensing p783

Roy Sambles


Daedalus: Neutrinos in orbit p784

David Jones

doi:10.1038/35090686


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Brief Communications

Export of organic carbon from peat soils p785

Warmer conditions may be to blame for the exodus of peatland carbon to the oceans.

C. Freeman, C. D. Evans, D. T. Monteith, B. Reynolds and N. Fenner

doi:10.1038/35090628


Resource availability: Ancient homes for hard-up hermit crabs p785

David K. A. Barnes

doi:10.1038/35090632


correction: Early visual experience and face processing p786

doi:10.1038/35090636


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Article

Efficiency and ambiguity in an adaptive neural code p787

Adrienne L. Fairhall, Geoffrey D. Lewen, William Bialek and Robert R. de Ruyter van Steveninck

doi:10.1038/35090500

See also: News and Views by Reinagel


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Letters to Nature

Discovery of three lead-rich stars p793

S. Van Eck, S. Goriely, A. Jorissen and B. Plez


Noble-gas-rich chondrules in an enstatite meteorite p795

Ryuji Okazaki, Nobuo Takaoka, Keisuke Nagao, Minoru Sekiya and Tomoki Nakamura

doi:10.1038/35090520

See also: News and Views by Lee


Fast heating of ultrahigh-density plasma as a step towards laser fusion ignition p798

R. Kodama, P. A. Norreys, K. Mima, A. E. Dangor, R. G. Evans, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, K. Krushelnick, T. Miyakoshi, N. Miyanaga, T. Norimatsu, S. J. Rose, T. Shozaki, K. Shigemori, A. Sunahara, M. Tampo, K. A. Tanaka, Y. Toyama, T. Yamanaka and M. Zepf

doi:10.1038/35090525

See also: News and Views by Key


Formation of ordered ice nanotubes inside carbon nanotubes p802

Kenichiro Koga, G. T. Gao, Hideki Tanaka and X. C. Zeng

doi:10.1038/35090532


Efficient silicon light-emitting diodes p805

Martin A. Green, Jianhua Zhao, Aihua Wang, Peter J. Reece and Michael Gal

doi:10.1038/35090539


Intensified deep Pacific inflow and ventilation in Pleistocene glacial times p809

Ian R. Hall, I. Nicholas McCave, Nicholas J. Shackleton, Graham P. Weedon and Sara E. Harris

doi:10.1038/35090552


Tectonic contraction across Los Angeles after removal of groundwater pumping effects p812

Gerald W. Bawden, Wayne Thatcher, Ross S. Stein, Ken W. Hudnut and Gilles Peltzer

doi:10.1038/35090558


Evidence of intra-specific competition for food in a pelagic seabird p816

S. Lewis, T. N. Sherratt, K. C. Hamer and S. Wanless

doi:10.1038/35090566


Calcitic microlenses as part of the photoreceptor system in brittlestars p819

Joanna Aizenberg, Alexei Tkachenko, Steve Weiner, Lia Addadi and Gordon Hendler

doi:10.1038/35090573

See also: News and Views by Sambles


Delineation of prognostic biomarkers in prostate cancer p822

Saravana M. Dhanasekaran, Terrence R. Barrette, Debashis Ghosh, Rajal Shah, Sooryanarayana Varambally, Kotoku Kurachi, Kenneth J. Pienta, Mark A. Rubin and Arul M. Chinnaiyan

doi:10.1038/35090585


Haematopoietic cell-specific CDM family protein DOCK2 is essential for lymphocyte migration p826

Yoshinori Fukui, Osamu Hashimoto, Terukazu Sanui, Takamasa Oono, Hironori Koga, Masaaki Abe, Ayumi Inayoshi, Mayuko Noda, Masahiro Oike, Toshikazu Shirai and Takehiko Sasazuki

doi:10.1038/35090591


The core of the motor domain determines the direction of myosin movement p831

Kazuaki Homma, Misako Yoshimura, Junya Saito, Reiko Ikebe and Mitsuo Ikebe

doi:10.1038/35090597


Catalysis by hen egg-white lysozyme proceeds via a covalent intermediate p835

David J. Vocadlo, Gideon J. Davies, Roger Laine and Stephen G. Withers

doi:10.1038/35090602


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New on the Market

Try the soft option p839

Familiar software packages get an upgrade, and novelties get an airing.

doi:10.1038/35090638


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