GrrlScientist posts a video at Living the Scientific Life of an interview with blogger Michael Bérubé, who says that academics who blog are contributing to the decline of Western culture. Whether or not he's joking is questionable, but his reasons for leaving his perch in the academic blogosphere are detailed in his own final blog post last January.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.