Lung cancer is the mortality king of malignancy, killing 1.6 million people yearly, with a five-year survival rate under 20%. With such grim statistics in mind, researchers are examining the causes of lung cancer with the aim of creating better treatments or even preventing it.
Nature has launched a monthly print section and online site devoted to reporting on scientific software, apps and online tools. The section, called Toolbox (www.nature.com/toolbox), begins with an article on 'recommendation engines' that sift the flood of literature, and also features an interview with the Software Carpentry movement, which teaches basic software skills to researchers. A resource for the scientific community, the site will add interviews with scientists in various fields offering thoughts on their most commonly-used software. And it collects Nature's writing on the broader context of online research — from open data to citizen science and crowd-funding.