Volume 511 Issue 7510


Fusion furore p.383

Soaring construction costs for ITER are jeopardizing alternative fusion projects.

doi: 10.1038/511383b

The wrong kind of carbon cut p.383

The repeal of Australia’s carbon-pricing scheme — the first time a nation has reversed action on climate change — sets a worrying example for other countries mulling steps to reduce emissions.

doi: 10.1038/511383a

A fate sealed p.384

Exploring how species adapt to climate change requires long-term studies, not snapshots.

doi: 10.1038/511384a


News Features

The fusion upstarts p.398

Fuelled by venture capital and a lot of hope, alternative fusion technologies are heating up.

doi: 10.1038/511398a

Hello, Governor p.402

When California's governor enlisted the aid of two palaeoecologists, their careers took an unusual turn.

doi: 10.1038/511402a

News & Views

Genesis of a complex disease p.412

The largest genome-wide analysis of schizophrenia performed so far has identified more than 100 genetic regions that contribute to disease risk, establishing new leads for understanding this form of mental illness. See Article p.421

doi: 10.1038/nature13645

Rain on the parade p.413

An analysis of landforms in the Bolivian Andes suggests that surface uplift has shaped the climate and landscape. This contrasts with previous work suggesting that climate controls topography and deformation along the mountain range.

doi: 10.1038/511413a

Fur seals signal their own decline p.414

Data on three generations of Antarctic fur seals suggest that climate change is reducing the survival of less-fit individuals with low genetic variation, but that overall seal numbers are falling. See Letter p.462

doi: 10.1038/511414a

Cold carbon storage p.415

Lakes that form in thawing permafrost emit substantial amounts of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. It emerges that large quantities of carbon can also be stored in sediments at the lake bottoms. See Letter p.452

doi: 10.1038/nature13643

Fine-tuned amplification in cells p.417

The transcription factor Myc has been posited to cause a cell-wide increase in gene expression. But two studies show that Myc, when modulated by other transcription factors, can amplify select targets. See Letters p.483 and p.488

doi: 10.1038/nature13518

Siphoning spins p.418

Topological insulators are materials known for their remarkable electron-transport properties. They now emerge as excellent sources of electron spins for manipulating tiny magnets. See Letter p.449

doi: 10.1038/511418a