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Editorials

Greens can be good for you p1065

Next month's general election in Germany may see the end of the Green Party's spell in government. The party has fared well, as has science with it, except where ideology won out over good sense.

doi:10.1038/4361065a


Join a social revolution p1066

Your bookmarks make your web life manageable. But we can all benefit by sharing them.

doi:10.1038/4361066a


Who owns your work? p1066

A case in the Kansas Supreme Court reflects a lack of clarity in US copyright law.

doi:10.1038/4361066b


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Research Highlights

Research highlights p1068

doi:10.1038/4361068a


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News

Painkiller verdict shows mistrust of Merck p1070

More lawsuits to follow ruling against Vioxx makers.

Roxanne Khamsi

doi:10.1038/4361070a


Tsunami damage was enhanced by coral theft p1071

Missing reefs allowed wave to surge farther inland.

Emma Marris

doi:10.1038/4361071a


Dalai Lama gets go-ahead for meditation lecture p1071

Neuroscientists will hear Buddhist leader speak.

David Cyranoski

doi:10.1038/4361071b


Embezzlement scandal rocks Korean universities p1072

National inquiry to follow arrest of two professors.

David Cyranoski

doi:10.1038/4361072a


Kansas to rule on copyright for lecture notes p1072

Supreme Court to decide whether scientists' work belongs to their universities.

Emma Marris

doi:10.1038/4361072b


Adult suicides linked to popular antidepressant p1073

Data analysis suggests risk warnings should be extended.

Jennifer Wild

doi:10.1038/4361073a


Snapshot:  Asia choked by peat smog p1075

Satellite images set off smoke alarms.

doi:10.1038/4361075a


Warning system makes the grade during quake p1075

Japanese predictions are put to the test.

Ichiko Fuyuno

doi:10.1038/4361075b


Sidelines p1076

doi:10.1038/4361076a


Alertness drug arouses fears about 'lifestyle' misuse p1076

'Brain booster' found to reverse effects of sleep deprivation.

Jim Giles

doi:10.1038/4361076b


Africa urged to create more fish farms p1077

Experts warn of imminent collapse in stocks.

Andreas von Bubnoff

doi:10.1038/4361077a


News in brief p1078

doi:10.1038/4361078a


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News Features

Scar prevention:  The healing touch p1079

Wound an embryo and it heals perfectly, with no scars. Can we teach adult wounds the same trick, asks Meredith Wadman.

doi:10.1038/4361079a

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History of chemistry: In their element p1082

At first it was just an unusual, geeky hobby. But by combining their twin passions of chemistry and history, Jim and Jenny Marshall are now running an acclaimed project in science education. Alexandra Witze reports.

doi:10.1038/4361082a


Water and life:  Seeking the solution p1084

Is there any fundamental reason to be fixated on water as the universal elixir of life? Philip Ball investigates.

doi:10.1038/4361084a

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Business

Bridging the gap in the German economy p1087

Quirin Schiermeier

doi:10.1038/4361087a


In brief p1087

doi:10.1038/4361087b


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Correspondence

Dual role for Pluto in the great planetary debate p1088

Tom Gehrels

doi:10.1038/4361088a


Extra controls will waste yet more research time p1088

Vera Bongertz

doi:10.1038/4361088b


Complex research on sea lions is worth the expense p1088

William Hogarth

doi:10.1038/4361088c


A woman's place in Nature p1088

Fabio Salamanca-Buentello, Leonor Buentello-Malo and Fabio Salamanca-Gómez

doi:10.1038/4361088d


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Books and Arts

Growth factors p1089

Putting the ideas of Russian agronomist Trofim Lysenko into political and scientific context.

Garland E. Allen reviews The Lysenko Effect: The Politics of Science by Nils Roll-Hansen

doi:10.1038/4361089a


The bigger picture p1090

Ingeborg Reichle reviews Art and Science by Siân Ede

doi:10.1038/4361090a


Focusing on the stars p1091

Robert H. van Gent reviews Stargazer: The Life and Times of the Telescope by Fred Watson

doi:10.1038/4361091a


Science in culture: Marine undercurrents p1092

An installation by Ellen Gallagher builds on some little-known work by Sigmund Freud.

Colin Martin

doi:10.1038/4361092a


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News and Views

Neuroscience:  Finding the missing fundamental p1093

The whole orchestra tunes up to an A note from the oboe — but how do our brains tell that all the different sounds are the same pitch? The discovery of pitch-sensitive neurons provides some clues.

Robert J. Zatorre

doi:10.1038/4361093a

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Biological chemistry:  Just add chlorine p1094

Nature provides lessons about developing 'green chemistry' in seemingly out-of-the-way places. One such lesson comes from an enzymatic step in the production of a leaf toxin by a bacterium.

Nathan A. Schnarr and Chaitan Khosla

doi:10.1038/4361094a


Earth science:  Helium not in store p1095

The ratio of helium isotopes in some oceanic volcanoes seemed to demand a reservoir of virgin primordial gas in the Earth's mantle. In fact, that might not be necessary — a relief for other geophysical models.

William M. White

doi:10.1038/4361095a

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Biological chemistry:  Enzymes in focus p1096

The technique of directed evolution creates thousands of mutant enzymes from a single original. A new approach helps to search for variants that have an increased range of substrates — and can thus be used for organic synthesis.

Romas Kazlauskas

doi:10.1038/4361096a


Evolution:  A treasure trove of motors p1097

The myosins are a superfamily of protein motors. Analysis of their sequences in a wide range of organisms reveals an unexpected variety of domains, and provides insights into the nature of the earliest eukaryotes.

Margaret A. Titus

doi:10.1038/4361097a

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50 & 100 years ago p1098

doi:10.1038/4361098a


Synthetic chemistry:  Light on chirality p1099

Reactions that produce only one of two mirror-image forms of a molecule are a hot topic in organic synthesis. A light-driven catalyst provides good results, and the technique could be generally applicable.

Yoshihisa Inoue

doi:10.1038/4361099a

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Brief Communications

Virology: Independent virus development outside a host p1101

Growing two long filamentous tails may help an archaeal virus to survive in a hostile environment.

Monika Häring, Gisle Vestergaard, Reinhard Rachel, Lanming Chen, Roger A. Garrett and David Prangishvili

doi:10.1038/4361101a

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Green chemistry:  Reversible nonpolar-to-polar solvent p1102

Philip G. Jessop, David J. Heldebrant, Xiaowang Li, Charles A. Eckert and Charles L. Liotta

doi:10.1038/4361102a


Corrigendum p1102

doi:10.1038/4361102b


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Progress

Reversing histone methylation p1103

Andrew J. Bannister and Tony Kouzarides

doi:10.1038/nature04048

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Articles

Evolution of helium isotopes in the Earth's mantle p1107

Cornelia Class and Steven L. Goldstein

doi:10.1038/nature03930

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Myosin domain evolution and the primary divergence of eukaryotes p1113

Thomas A. Richards and Thomas Cavalier-Smith

doi:10.1038/nature03949

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Architecture of floral branch systems in maize and related grasses p1119

Erik Vollbrecht, Patricia S. Springer, Lindee Goh, Edward S. Buckler IV and Robert Martienssen

doi:10.1038/nature03892

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Letters

Early planetesimal melting from an age of 4.5662 Gyr for differentiated meteorites p1127

Joel Baker, Martin Bizzarro, Nadine Wittig, James Connelly and Henning Haack

doi:10.1038/nature03882

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Meteoritic dust from the atmospheric disintegration of a large meteoroid p1132

Andrew R. Klekociuk, Peter G. Brown, Dee W. Pack, Douglas O. ReVelle, W. N. Edwards, Richard E. Spalding, Edward Tagliaferri, Bernard B. Yoo and Joseph Zagari

doi:10.1038/nature03881

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Ferroelectricity from iron valence ordering in the charge-frustrated system LuFe2O4 p1136

Naoshi Ikeda, Hiroyuki Ohsumi, Kenji Ohwada, Kenji Ishii, Toshiya Inami, Kazuhisa Kakurai, Youichi Murakami, Kenji Yoshii, Shigeo Mori, Yoichi Horibe and Hijiri Kitô

doi:10.1038/nature04039

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Catalytic enantioselective reactions driven by photoinduced electron transfer p1139

Andreas Bauer, Felix Westkämper, Stefan Grimme and Thorsten Bach

doi:10.1038/nature03955

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Base stacking controls excited-state dynamics in AdotT DNA p1141

Carlos E. Crespo-Hernández, Boiko Cohen and Bern Kohler

doi:10.1038/nature03933


Seasonal oscillations in water exchange between aquifers and the coastal ocean p1145

Holly A. Michael, Ann E. Mulligan and Charles F. Harvey

doi:10.1038/nature03935


Frozen magma lenses below the oceanic crust p1149

Mladen R. Nedimovi, Suzanne M. Carbotte, Alistair J. Harding, Robert S. Detrick, J. Pablo Canales, John B. Diebold, Graham M. Kent, Michael Tischer and Jeffrey M. Babcock

doi:10.1038/nature03944


Methanotrophic symbionts provide carbon for photosynthesis in peat bogs p1153

Ashna A. Raghoebarsing, Alfons J. P. Smolders, Markus C. Schmid, W. Irene C. Rijpstra, Mieke Wolters-Arts, Jan Derksen, Mike S. M. Jetten, Stefan Schouten, Jaap S. Sinninghe Damsté, Leon P. M. Lamers, Jan G. M. Roelofs, Huub J. M. Op den Camp and Marc Strous

doi:10.1038/nature03802

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The contribution of species richness and composition to bacterial services p1157

Thomas Bell, Jonathan A. Newman, Bernard W. Silverman, Sarah L. Turner and Andrew K. Lilley

doi:10.1038/nature03891

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The neuronal representation of pitch in primate auditory cortex p1161

Daniel Bendor and Xiaoqin Wang

doi:10.1038/nature03867

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Translational control of hippocampal synaptic plasticity and memory by the eIF2alpha kinase GCN2 p1166

Mauro Costa-Mattioli, Delphine Gobert, Heather Harding, Barbara Herdy, Mounia Azzi, Martin Bruno, Michael Bidinosti, Cyrinne Ben Mamou, Edwige Marcinkiewicz, Madoka Yoshida, Hiroaki Imataka, A. Claudio Cuello, Nabil Seidah, Wayne Sossin, Jean-Claude Lacaille, David Ron, Karim Nader and Nahum Sonenberg

doi:10.1038/nature03897


Aminoglycoside antibiotics induce bacterial biofilm formation p1171

Lucas R. Hoffman, David A. D'Argenio, Michael J. MacCoss, Zhaoying Zhang, Roger A. Jones and Samuel I. Miller

doi:10.1038/nature03912

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A new family of RhoGEFs activates the Rop molecular switch in plants p1176

Antje Berken, Christoph Thomas and Alfred Wittinghofer

doi:10.1038/nature03883

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Hassall's corpuscles instruct dendritic cells to induce CD4+CD25+ regulatory T cells in human thymus p1181

Norihiko Watanabe, Yi-Hong Wang, Heung Kyu Lee, Tomoki Ito, Yui-Hsi Wang, Wei Cao and Yong-Jun Liu

doi:10.1038/nature03886


The DNA damage pathway regulates innate immune system ligands of the NKG2D receptor p1186

Stephan Gasser, Sandra Orsulic, Eric J. Brown and David H. Raulet

doi:10.1038/nature03884


Cryptic chlorination by a non-haem iron enzyme during cyclopropyl amino acid biosynthesis p1191

Frédéric H. Vaillancourt, Ellen Yeh, David A. Vosburg, Sarah E. O'Connor and Christopher T. Walsh

doi:10.1038/nature03797


Atomic model of a myosin filament in the relaxed state p1195

John L. Woodhead, Fa-Qing Zhao, Roger Craig, Edward H. Egelman, Lorenzo Alamo and Raúl Padrón

doi:10.1038/nature03920

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Corrigendum:  Human contribution to the European heatwave of 2003 p1200

P. A. Stott, D. A. Stone and M. R. Allen

doi:10.1038/nature04099


Corrigendum: Magnetic carbon p1200

Tatiana L. Makarova, Bertil Sundqvist, Roland Höhne, Pablo Esquinazi, Yakov Kopelevich, Peter Scharff, Valerii A. Davydov, Ludmila S. Kashevarova and Aleksandra V. Rakhmanina

doi:10.1038/nature04100


Erratum: Measurement of the conductance of single conjugated molecules p1200

Tali Dadosh, Yoav Gordin, Roman Krahne, Ilya Khivrich, Diana Mahalu, Veronica Frydman, Joseph Sperling, Amir Yacoby and Israel Bar-Joseph

doi:10.1038/nature04102


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Naturejobs

Prospect

For love or money p1201

Pay for academic life scientists is disproportionately low compared with other non-scientific professions with similar levels of education and training

Paul Smaglik

doi:10.1038/nj7054-1201a


Careers and Recruitment

Chemistry's small world p1202

Recruitment of chemists in traditional bulk commodities and manufacturing may be slumping, but fresh opportunities are opening up for those whose skill sets are amenable to biotechnology applications, say Claudia Caruana and Paul Smaglik.

Claudia Caruana & Paul Smaglik

doi:10.1038/nj7054-1202a


Career Views

Faith Vilas, director, MMT Observatory, Mount Hopkins, Arizona p1204

Female astronomer blazes own trail into management

Faith Vilas

doi:10.1038/nj7054-1204a


Scientists & societies p1204

Graduate students band together to foster communication

Manuel Corpas

doi:10.1038/nj7054-1204b


Graduate Journal:  Rule of seven p1204

Light at the end tunnel?

Anne Margaret Lee

doi:10.1038/nj7054-1204c


Recruitment

Effective Talent Management

Reprinted with permission from Electronic Recruiting News. For more articles like this see www.interbiznet.com.

doi:10.1038/nj0080


Highlights

Highlight on Norway

doi:10.1038/nj0088


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Futures

MAXO signals p1206

A new and unfortunate solution to the Fermi paradox.

Charles Stross, Caroline Haafkens and Wasiu Mohammed

doi:10.1038/4361206a


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