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Editorials

Best tests for candidates p605

Science in presidential debates? Absolutely. A science debate? Not so sure.

doi:10.1038/451605a


Working double-blind p605

Should there be author anonymity in peer review?

doi:10.1038/451605b


Don't ban labels p606

Providing context for sensitive declarations is the job of industry and government.

doi:10.1038/451606a


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Research Highlights

Research highlights p608

doi:10.1038/451608a


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Journal Club

Journal club p609

Gerald Crabtree

doi:10.1038/451609a


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News

Bush asks for more physics — again p610

President seeks competitive edge with final budget request.

Eric Hand, Meredith Wadman, Rachel Courtland, Mitch Waldrop & Jeff Tollefson

doi:10.1038/451610a


The Moon: destination or distraction? p612

NASA plans for manned spaceflight re-assessed.

Eric Hand

doi:10.1038/451612a


Carbon burial buried p612

Energy department pulls the plug on FutureGen project.

Jeff Tollefson

doi:10.1038/451612b


'Normal' genes key to cancer growth p615

Shutting off genes stops cancer cells from growing but leaves healthy cells unharmed.

Erika Check Hayden

doi:10.1038/451615a


Sidelines p616

Scribbles on the margins of science.

doi:10.1038/451616a


Botanical identities p616

DNA barcoding for plants comes a step closer.

Heidi Ledford

doi:10.1038/451616b


'Monogamous' vole in love-rat shock p617

Randy rodent revels in raunchy romps.

Heidi Ledford

doi:10.1038/451617a


Wellcome Trust announces spending bonanza p618

doi:10.1038/451618a


Lab workers exposed to brucellosis by safety tests p618

doi:10.1038/451618b


No conflict of interest in misconduct case, says lab p618

doi:10.1038/451618c


Web alliance speeds up communication with Africa p619

doi:10.1038/451619a


Review article retracted amid plagiarism claims p619

doi:10.1038/451619b


Probe catches glimpse of surface troughs on Mercury p619

doi:10.1038/451619c


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Column

A debatable proposition p621

Having the US presidential candidates face off over science issues could backfire, David Goldston argues.

David Goldston

doi:10.1038/451621a


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News Feature

Stem cells: Stuck in new jersey p622

Scientists and politicians in New Jersey thought that they had a chance to make their state a stem-cell player. Voters thought otherwise. As proponents prepare for a second attempt, Meredith Wadman investigates what went wrong in the Garden State.

doi:10.1038/451622a


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Correspondence

Law should recognize value of interspecies embryos p627

Justin C. St John, Lyle Armstrong, Stephen L. Minger & Keith H. S. Campbell

doi:10.1038/451627a


Italian neuroscientists are ready to start the debate p627

Fiorenzo Conti & Gilberto Corbellini

doi:10.1038/451627b


Darwin's legacy makes its mark in Croatia p627

Jasmina Muzinic

doi:10.1038/451627c


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Books and Arts

JAMA and the mountebank p628

A timely tale of one man's mission to stamp out medical fraudsters in 1920s America.

Michael Shermer reviews Charlatan: America's Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him and the Age of Flimflam by Pope Brock

doi:10.1038/451628a

See also: Editor's summary


Multi-dimensional lives p629

Mark Ronan reviews Finding Moonshine: A Mathematician's Journey Through Symmetry by Marcus du Sautoy

doi:10.1038/451629a


Exhibition: Capturing colours of times past p630

Laura Spinney reviews Léon Gimpel

doi:10.1038/451630a


In Retrospect: Diagnosing deep similarity in nature p631

Michael Coates reviews On the Nature of Limbs: A Discourse by Richard Owen

doi:10.1038/451631a


Fashion: Fleeting fabrics p631

Joanne Baker reviews Wonderland

doi:10.1038/451631b


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Essay

Darwin's enduring legacy p632

As the 200th year since the great naturalist's birth begins, Kevin Padian looks forward to a season of celebration by outlining how Darwin's ideas changed scientific thinking.

Kevin Padian

doi:10.1038/451632a

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News and Views

Evolutionary biology: Ancient bacteria liked it hot p635

Proteins from ancestral bacteria have been modelled and reconstructed. Strikingly, the heat stability of these proteins parallels the temperatures of their ocean habitats, as determined from the geological record.

Manolo Gouy & Marc Chaussidon

doi:10.1038/451635a

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Device physics: Update on 3D displays p636

Static three-dimensional images are easy to make using holographic techniques. Moving pictures are more of a problem. A palm-sized, updatable display using a specially designed polymer could be a breakthrough.

Joseph W. Perry

doi:10.1038/451636a

See also: Editor's summary


50 & 100 Years Ago p637

B. Baden-Powell

doi:10.1038/451637a


Neuropathology: Alzheimer's in real time p638

A hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the presence in the brain of protein deposits, or plaques, which are thought to form over a long period. But studies in mice suggest that the plaques can grow overnight.

Eliezer Masliah

doi:10.1038/451638a

See also: Editor's summary


Computational science: A hard statistical view p639

The sheer number of variables and logical conditions makes some computing problems seem intractable. Statistical physics, normally used to study huge groups of interacting particles, can supply powerful tools to crack them.

Bart Selman

doi:10.1038/451639a


Evolutionary genetics: Who shouldn't be your daddy p640

Unusual reproductive incompatibility has been discovered between two strains of a nematode worm. This finding indicates that natural selection can generate long-term divergence within self-fertilizing populations.

Patrick C. Phillips

doi:10.1038/451640a


Obituary: Bert Bolin (1925–2008) p642

Pioneering climate scientist and communicator.

Bob Watson

doi:10.1038/451642a


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Horizons

Horizons p643

Philip Campbell

doi:10.1038/451643a


A systematic look at an old problem p644

As life expectancy increases, a systems-biology approach is needed to ensure that we have a healthy old age.

Thomas B. L. Kirkwood

doi:10.1038/451644a

See also: Editor's summary


Chemistry for everyone p648

Moves by chemists to help computers access the scientific literature have boosted the drive to make scientific information freely available to all.

Peter Murray-Rust

doi:10.1038/451648a

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Building better batteries p652

Researchers must find a sustainable way of providing the power our modern lifestyles demand.

M. Armand & J.-M. Tarascon

doi:10.1038/451652a

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Evolution of anatomy and gene control p658

Evo-devo meets systems biology.

Georgy Koentges

doi:10.1038/451658a

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Wiring up quantum systems p664

The emerging field of circuit quantum electrodynamics could pave the way for the design of practical quantum computers.

R. J. Schoelkopf & S. M. Girvin

doi:10.1038/451664a

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Review

Towards a molecular understanding of shape selectivity p671

Berend Smit & Theo L. M. Maesen

doi:10.1038/nature06552

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Article

The dynamics of measles in sub-Saharan Africa p679

Matthew J. Ferrari, Rebecca F. Grais, Nita Bharti, Andrew J. K. Conlan, Ottar N. Bjørnstad, Lara J. Wolfson, Philippe J. Guerin, Ali Djibo & Bryan T. Grenfell

doi:10.1038/nature06509

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Letters

Slow dust in Enceladus' plume from condensation and wall collisions in tiger stripe fractures p685

Jürgen Schmidt, Nikolai Brilliantov, Frank Spahn & Sascha Kempf

doi:10.1038/nature06491

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Phase diagram of a two-component Fermi gas with resonant interactions p689

Yong-il Shin, Christian H. Schunck, André Schirotzek & Wolfgang Ketterle

doi:10.1038/nature06473


An updatable holographic three-dimensional display p694

Savas cedil Tay, P.-A. Blanche, R. Voorakaranam, A. V. Tunç, W. Lin, S. Rokutanda, T. Gu, D. Flores, P. Wang, G. Li, P. St Hilaire, J. Thomas, R. A. Norwood, M. Yamamoto & N. Peyghambarian

doi:10.1038/nature06596

See also: Editor's summary | News and Views by Perry


Geological record of fluid flow and seismogenesis along an erosive subducting plate boundary p699

Paola Vannucchi, Francesca Remitti & Giuseppe Bettelli

doi:10.1038/nature06486


Palaeotemperature trend for Precambrian life inferred from resurrected proteins p704

Eric A. Gaucher, Sridhar Govindarajan & Omjoy K. Ganesh

doi:10.1038/nature06510

See also: Editor's summary | News and Views by Gouy & Chaussidon


Bacterial carbon processing by generalist species in the coastal ocean p708

Xiaozhen Mou, Shulei Sun, Robert A. Edwards, Robert E. Hodson & Mary Ann Moran

doi:10.1038/nature06513

See also: Editor's summary


Loss of plant species after chronic low-level nitrogen deposition to prairie grasslands p712

Christopher M. Clark & David Tilman

doi:10.1038/nature06503

See also: Editor's summary


The coming acceleration of global population ageing p716

Wolfgang Lutz, Warren Sanderson & Sergei Scherbov

doi:10.1038/nature06516

See also: Editor's summary


Rapid appearance and local toxicity of amyloid-beta plaques in a mouse model of Alzheimer's disease p720

Melanie Meyer-Luehmann, Tara L. Spires-Jones, Claudia Prada, Monica Garcia-Alloza, Alix de Calignon, Anete Rozkalne, Jessica Koenigsknecht-Talboo, David M. Holtzman, Brian J. Bacskai & Bradley T. Hyman

doi:10.1038/nature06616

See also: Editor's summary | News and Views by Masliah


TANK-binding kinase-1 delineates innate and adaptive immune responses to DNA vaccines p725

Ken J. Ishii, Tatsukata Kawagoe, Shohei Koyama, Kosuke Matsui, Himanshu Kumar, Taro Kawai, Satoshi Uematsu, Osamu Takeuchi, Fumihiko Takeshita, Cevayir Coban & Shizuo Akira

doi:10.1038/nature06537


Drosophila Pgc protein inhibits P-TEFb recruitment to chromatin in primordial germ cells p730

Kazuko Hanyu-Nakamura, Hiroko Sonobe-Nojima, Akie Tanigawa, Paul Lasko & Akira Nakamura

doi:10.1038/nature06498


Cell cycle control of centromeric repeat transcription and heterochromatin assembly p734

Ee Sin Chen, Ke Zhang, Estelle Nicolas, Hugh P. Cam, Martin Zofall & Shiv I. S. Grewal

doi:10.1038/nature06561


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Naturejobs

Prospect

Prospects p739

What do you look for in a good workplace? How about free scuba-diving lessons?

Gene Russo

doi:10.1038/nj7179-739a


Postdocs and Students

Ready, set, hire p740

For junior science-faculty members and staff, hiring researchers is an important way to boost career success. But without management training, it's a shot in the dark. Genevive Bjorn reports.

Genevive Bjorn

doi:10.1038/nj7179-740a


Correction p741

doi:10.1038/nj7179-741a


Career View

Eva Feldman, director, Taubman Medical Research Institute, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan p742

An accomplished career in neuroscience ends back up at Michigan.

Virginia Gewin

doi:10.1038/nj7179-742a


Japanese postdocs seek their path p742

Large survey of Japanese postdocs reveals employment trends.

Toshiyuki Misu & Akira Horoiwa

doi:10.1038/nj7179-742b


Fruit medley p742

I'm trying to get my priorities straight. Is doing my postdoc overseas the best choice?

Zachary Lippman

doi:10.1038/nj7179-742c


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Futures

Chess's game p744

It's a grey area.

Nye Joell Hardy

doi:10.1038/451744a


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