Gliders, glaciers and difficult goodbyes — March’s top science images
Gliders, glaciers and difficult goodbyes — March’s top science images, Published online: 30 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04011-9
The month’s sharpest science shots — selected by Nature’s photo team.
An absorbing study on the maths of sponges
An absorbing study on the maths of sponges, Published online: 30 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04010-w
Formula predicts speed at which dry material soaks up water.
A squid-skin-inspired invisibility cloak
A squid-skin-inspired invisibility cloak, Published online: 30 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04009-3
Patterning allows stretchy polymer to hide from heat sensors.
RNA nasal spray subdues brain infection
RNA nasal spray subdues brain infection, Published online: 29 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-03956-1
Potential therapy slashes virus levels and mortality rates in mice.
Time to talk about why so many postgrads have poor mental health
Time to talk about why so many postgrads have poor mental health, Published online: 29 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-04023-5
An outpouring on Twitter highlights the acute pressures on young scientists.
The scant science behind Cambridge Analytica’s controversial marketing techniques
The scant science behind Cambridge Analytica’s controversial marketing techniques, Published online: 29 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-03880-4
Nature peers into the evidence for ‘psychographic targeting’.
Beguiling dark-matter signal persists 20 years on
Beguiling dark-matter signal persists 20 years on, Published online: 28 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-03991-y
Physicists at experiment in Italy continue to see a data fluctuation that they say represents dark matter — but the mystery deepens.
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Feeling pretty blue today. Wish there were something similar to coffee I could take that would just make me feel more excited about work. Even days I’m not on call feel long and lonely.
Finding it hard to be happy too. I’ve tried everything but antidepressants. I maybe just need to have more good conversations or find some activity that just fixes me. I don’t drink anymore and I stopped smoking and I think I really understand why some people develop trouble with substance use.
I don’t think substances are worth it. You really have to change your environment, but that isn’t possible for many people, and it often takes more than a change of environment.
Almost every day feels like I wake up and take a dark staircase down into somewhere without light and then emerge for a while just to repeat it. I wish I could be like those happy energetic doctors who I used to know. Now there really aren’t many of those in my life, maybe three at most.
I often wonder how I find the will to continue. I think I just get lost in a survival state for 24+ hours which then resets.
Sometimes I wish I could just be out in the wildness, starting my own campfires just being in nature, away from pressures and criticisms. I think I’d be alone but not lonely then.
Until then I just have to continue this cycle of survival states until I feel better or good changes come into my life.
I hope all the supportive readers and followers are still out there.
Bacterial persister cells tackled
Bacterial persister cells tackled, Published online: 28 March 2018; doi:10.1038/d41586-018-03440-w
Chronic infections can be hard to treat because slow-growing bacteria known as persister cells are usually unharmed by antibiotics. The identification of molecules that target such cells might provide a solution.
Is plasticity caused by single genes?
Is plasticity caused by single genes?, Published online: 28 March 2018; doi:10.1038/nature25495
Is plasticity caused by single genes?