Volume 618 Issue 7964

리서치 하이라이트




News Features

News & Views

Tree islands boost biodiversity in oil-palm plantations p.239

The cultivation of oil palm is here to stay. However, a five-year study indicates that creating islands of native trees within oil-palm monocultures increases biodiversity and ecosystem functioning without notably lowering crop yields.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01636-3

AI learns to write sorting software on its own p.240

Deep reinforcement learning has been used to improve computer code by treating the task as a game — with no special knowledge needed on the part of the player. The result has already worked its way into countless programs.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01812-5

Golden jubilee for an iconic financial formula p.243

Fifty years ago, an equation called the Black–Scholes formula revolutionized finance, leading to a rapid growth of markets and stimulating quantitatively oriented minds. But, with time, its simplicity became a liability — and yet its legacy persists.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01811-6

Lithium filaments wedge open cracks in solid-state batteries p.247

The development of a promising type of battery has been plagued by an issue that causes these devices to fail — lithium filaments grow in the electrolyte. An investigation of this failure mechanism could help to solve the problem.

doi: 10.1038/d41586-023-01813-4