Volume 573 Issue 7773


Set citation data free p.163

Respondents to a Nature poll want to make their own decisions about how to interpret citation metrics. That requires data to be freely accessible.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02669-3


News Features

News & Views

A mechanism for touch p.199

Piezo proteins mediate the sense of touch. A near-complete structure of one such protein has been obtained, and the mechanism for converting mechanical signals into electrical ones has been probed in another.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02454-2

Elusive cranium of early hominin found p.200

A 3.8-million-year-old hominin fossil reveals what the cranium of the oldest known Australopithecus species looked like, casting doubt on assumptions about how these ancient relatives of humans evolved.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02520-9

Strategies for combating online hate p.203

An analysis of the dynamics of online hate groups on social-media platforms reveals why current methods to ban hate content are ineffective, and provides the basis for four potential strategies to combat online hate.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02447-1