Volume 584 Issue 7822



News Features

News & Views

Catching plague locusts with their own scent p.528

A pheromone molecule that makes crop-damaging locusts swarm has been identified. Could this pheromone, which is sensed by odorant receptors, be used to trap these insects and prevent the agricultural devastation that they cause?

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02264-x

An inventory of plants for the land of the unexpected p.531

New Guinea has the world’s richest island flora, according to the area’s first plant list catalogued by experts. Completing this list poses a formidable challenge that New Guineans are best placed to take up.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02225-4

A dendritic cell multitasks to tackle cancer p.533

Learning how immune cells target tumours is crucial for cancer immunotherapy. The finding that a type of dendritic cell activates two sorts of T cell and coordinates their crosstalk sheds light on immune responses to tumours.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-020-02339-9