Volume 560 Issue 7720


Opening up peer review p.527

A transparent process to publish referees’ reports could benefit science, but not all researchers want their assessments made available.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06045-5


News Features

How to plant a trillion trees p.542

As projects to restore woodlands accelerate, researchers are looking for ways to avoid repeating past failures.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06031-x

News & Views

Sequence of events in prostate cancer p.557

Whole-genome sequencing reveals the duplication of a regulatory region, called an enhancer, of the AR gene in treatment-resistant human prostate cancers. The finding shows the importance of analysing non-protein-coding regions of DNA.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06029-5

Gravity measured with record precision p.562

The gravitational constant, G, which governs the strength of gravitational interactions, is hard to measure accurately. Two independent determinations of G have been made that have the smallest uncertainties so far.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-06028-6

Improved nutrient use gives cereal crops a boost p.563

Manipulation of the transcription factor OsGRF4 can improve the efficiency with which some high-yielding cereal crops use nitrogen. This discovery has implications for sustainable agriculture.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05928-x


Subwavelength integrated photonics p.565

Subwavelength-grating metamaterial structures, their main operation principles and their implementation in integrated photonic devices are reviewed.

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0421-7



Global land change from 1982 to 2016 p.639

Satellite data for the period 1982–2016 reveal changes in land use and land cover at global and regional scales that reflect patterns of land change indicative of a human-dominated Earth system.

doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0411-9