Volume 574 Issue 7776


The Chinese Academy of Sciences at 70 p.5

Over the past few decades, the academy’s investments have made it one of the world’s richest. Could its financial autonomy be a model for others?

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02950-5

A kinder research culture is possible p.5

Wellcome is right to call out hyper-competitiveness in research and question the focus on excellence. But other funders must follow its move.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02951-4


News Features

News & Views

Flies’ colour preferences depend on the time of day p.43

Behavioural and genetic experiments have revealed that fruit flies prefer green light over other colours in the morning and evening, and always avoid blue. These colour preferences rely on different mechanisms.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02745-8