Volume 617 Issue 7960



News Features

News & Views

A redrawn map for the human motor cortex p.253

The human brain’s motor cortex is often regarded as a linear map with discrete sections, each controlling different parts of the body. The discovery that portions of the motor cortex have other functions points to a different type of map.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01350-0

Superconducting qubits cover new distances p.254

Superconducting quantum bits, a promising platform for future quantum computers, have been entangled over a separation of 30 metres, with a performance that enabled the demonstration of a milestone in quantum physics.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01488-x

Salty seas sway global glacial cycles p.258

Analysis of microfossils in marine sediments spanning the past 1.2 million years suggests that increased intrusion of highly saline waters from the Indian Ocean into the South Atlantic propelled Earth’s deglaciations during this period.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01489-w