Volume 566 Issue 7745


Wanted: climate leadership for the World Bank p.425

US President Donald Trump’s candidate to lead the global institution could undermine its efforts to get greener. Nations need the courage to challenge the nomination.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00661-5


News Features

News & Views

Sticking together helps cancer to spread p.459

When cancer spreads, this metastatic stage of the disease is usually lethal. An analysis of immune cells that cluster with tumour cells in the bloodstream illuminates a partnership that might aid metastasis.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00341-4

Machine learning speeds up synthesis of porous materials p.464

Failed chemical reactions are often not reported, which means that vast amounts of potentially useful data are going to waste. Experiments show that machine learning can use such data to optimize the preparation of porous materials.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00639-3

Multiple sclerosis enters a grey area p.465

Studies of multiple sclerosis have long focused on the white matter of the brain. Insights into how immune cells target the brain’s grey matter now illuminate the stage of the disease at which neurodegeneration occurs.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00563-6