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Volume 478 Number 7368 pp155-280

13 October 2011

About the cover

The Arctic ice is melting, and with it goes many of the old assumptions about how science should be conducted in the Arctic Circle. In a series of News Feature and Comment pieces in this issue, we chart the changing picture of Arctic science, as well as the political and environmental consequences of the retreating ice.

This Week

Editorials

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  • The case of Dr Hicheur

    The continued imprisonment of a French-Algerian physicist highlights the need for scientists to defend the human rights of all colleagues.

  • An eye for success

    Steve Jobs and Apple revolutionized the way scientists render their work.

  • More than teeth

    The bizarre-looking naked mole rat is a worthy member of the genome club.

World View

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Seven Days

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  • Seven days: 7—13 October 2011

    The week in science: plan to clean up Gulf Coast; Europe approves dark-energy mission; and a report says researchers should pay egg-donors.

News in Focus

Features

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comment

  • Governance: A peaceful Arctic

    Encourage dialogue between the producers and consumers of scientific knowledge in the north to keep the region conflict free, says Oran R. Young.

Books and Arts

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  • Bioethics: Brave new biopolitics

    Kevin Finneran hails a timely take on the debate raging over biotechnology breakthroughs in the United States.

    • Review of The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America
      Jonathan D. Moreno
  • Anthropology: Centuries of skulls

    Alison Abbott enjoys a German exhibition charting how the human head is revered by cultures worldwide.

    • Review of Schädelkult (Skull Cult)
  • Q&A: Internet visionary

    As the new director of the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Joichi Ito brings his knowledge of Internet start-ups — including Flickr, Twitter and licence provider Creative Commons — to the lab that developed the ideas behind the game Guitar Hero and Amazon Kindle's E-Ink technology. Ito talks about the value of playfulness and freedom in scientific discovery.

Careers

Features

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  • Rookie review

    What the novice peer reviewer needs to know before combing through a submission.

    • Virginia Gewin

Career Briefs

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Futures

Specials

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research

Brief Communications Arising

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Articles

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Letters

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Corrigenda

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