Nature.com Locally noisy autonomous agents improve global human coordination in network experiments 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Coordination in groups faces a sub-optimization problem and theory suggests that some randomness may help to achieve global optima. Here we performed experiments involving a networked colour coordination game in which groups of humans interacted with autonomous software agents (known as bots). Su... Experimental characterization of a quantum many-body system via higher-order correlations 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Quantum systems can be characterized by their correlations. Higher-order (larger than second order) correlations, and the ways in which they can be decomposed into correlations of lower order, provide important information about the system, its structure, its interactions and its complexity. The ... Behavioural economics: Occasional errors can benefit coordination 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 The chances of solving a problem that involves coordination between people are increased by introducing robotic players that sometimes make mistakes. This finding has implications for real-world coordination problems. See Letter p.370 In Retrospect: Half a century of robust climate models 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 A classic paper in 1967 reported key advances in climate modelling that enabled a convincing quantification of the global-warming effects of carbon dioxide — laying foundations for the models that underpin climate research today. 50 & 100 Years Ago 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 50 Years AgoMr Anthony Wedgwood Benn, Minister of Technology, seems hopeful that Britain’s application to join the Common Market may help to limit the flow of qualified manpower to the United States. Speaking at a symposium … on “Aspects of the Brain Drain”, he Atomic physics: Quantum theory verified by experiment 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Systems of quantum objects can be characterized by the correlations between the objects. A technique that precisely measures even the most delicate of these correlations allows models of quantum systems to be tested. See Letter p.323 Correction 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 The Correspondence by Tim Birkhead and Robert Montgomerie (Nature545, 30;10.1038/545030a2017) wrongly stated that PeerJ is a not-for-profit journal. In fact, it is a for-profit company. Materials and engineering: Rebuilding the world 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Scientists commercializing technologies that enable sturdier and more-sustainable structures. Energy: Powering change 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Innovators are finding better ways to produce, store and use energy, on Earth and beyond. Software: Picture perfect 2017-05-17T00:00:00.000000000+00:00 Improvements in image capture and viewing experience.