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    Applying carbon charges, not trade tariffs, to imports would bolster the Paris Agreement, argue Michael Mehling and colleagues.

    • Michael A. Mehling
    • , Harro van Asselt
    • , Kasturi Das
    •  & Susanne Droege
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    Fund and study these priorities for natural and social sciences to meet a gaping need, urge Abdallah S. Daar, Trillium Chang, Angela Salomon and Peter A. Singer.

    • Abdallah S. Daar
    • , Trillium Chang
    • , Angela Salomon
    •  & Peter A. Singer
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    Support from mainstream diversity initiatives would create a virtuous circle of visibility and benefit science for all, urges Jon Freeman.

    • Jon Freeman
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    A switch to projects led by independent principal investigators would build on the success of the nation’s centralized research agenda, urges Han Woong Yeom.

    • Han Woong Yeom
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    Systematic reviews have transformed medicine, but a more cost-effective means of appraisal is needed for fields in which data are sparse and patchy, argue William J. Sutherland and Claire F. R. Wordley.

    • William J. Sutherland
    •  & Claire F. R. Wordley
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    Reward the creation of analyses for policymakers that are inclusive, rigorous, transparent and accessible, urge Christl A. Donnelly and colleagues.

    • Christl A. Donnelly
    • , Ian Boyd
    • , Philip Campbell
    • , Claire Craig
    • , Patrick Vallance
    • , Mark Walport
    • , Christopher J. M. Whitty
    • , Emma Woods
    •  & Chris Wormald
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    Environmental pressures and overfishing might soon push some species to the brink, warn Cassandra Brooks and colleagues.

    • Cassandra M. Brooks
    • , David G. Ainley
    • , Peter A. Abrams
    • , Paul K. Dayton
    • , Robert J. Hofman
    • , Jennifer Jacquet
    •  & Donald B. Siniff
  • Comment |

    Trust is undermined when scientists make overblown promises about disease prevention, warn Edward C. Holmes, Andrew Rambaut and Kristian G. Andersen.

    • Edward C. Holmes
    • , Andrew Rambaut
    •  & Kristian G. Andersen
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    Too many meta-analyses of extinctions of giant kangaroos or huge sloths use data that are poor or poorly understood, warn Gilbert J. Price and colleagues.

    • Gilbert J. Price
    • , Julien Louys
    • , J. Tyler Faith
    • , Eline Lorenzen
    •  & Michael C. Westaway
  • Comment |

    Theodore Hodapp and Erika Brown explain how the American Physical Society is helping to recruit and retain PhD students from under-represented minorities.

  • Comment |

    Academic leaders must audit departments for flaws and strengths, then tailor practices to build good behaviour, say C. K. Gunsalus and Aaron D. Robinson.

    • C. K. Gunsalus
    •  & Aaron D. Robinson
  • Comment |

    Nature asked scientists to recommend one thing that institutional and laboratory leaders could do to make science more productive, rigorous and happy.

    • David Norris
    • , Ulrich Dirnagl
    • , Michael J. Zigmond
    • , Katherine Thompson-Peer
    •  & Tracy T. Chow
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    Ambiguity in expectations and evaluations harms progress, say Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton and colleagues.

    • Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
    • , Colette Patt
    •  & Mark Richards
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    An analysis of drug studies shows that most participants are white, even though trials are being done in more countries, reveal Todd C. Knepper and Howard L. McLeod.

    • Todd C. Knepper
    •  & Howard L. McLeod
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    Analysis shows that extending the age limit for grants boosts the number awarded to women, but more must be done to achieve parity, say Ying Ma and colleagues.

    • Ying Ma
    • , Yandong Zhao
    • , Xu Gong
    • , Li Sun
    •  & Yonghe Zheng
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    Difficult questions will be raised as models of the human brain get closer to replicating its functions, explain Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and 15 colleagues.

    • Nita A. Farahany
    • , Henry T. Greely
    • , Steven Hyman
    • , Christof Koch
    • , Christine Grady
    • , Sergiu P. Pașca
    • , Nenad Sestan
    • , Paola Arlotta
    • , James L. Bernat
    • , Jonathan Ting
    • , Jeantine E. Lunshof
    • , Eswar P. R. Iyer
    • , Insoo Hyun
    • , Beatrice H. Capestany
    • , George M. Church
    • , Hao Huang
    •  & Hongjun Song
  • Comment |

    Companies that manufacture and distribute the precursors to lethal agents must be open to surveillance and inspections, argues Leiv K. Sydnes.

    • Leiv K. Sydnes
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    Legislation on the testing of self-driving cars does not address liability and safety concerns, warn Ashley Nunes, Bryan Reimer and Joseph F. Coughlin.

    • Ashley Nunes
    • , Bryan Reimer
    •  & Joseph F. Coughlin