In a Technology Review blog, Kevin Bullis picks apart US President Bush's State of the Union address, where he blamed Congress for not funding the American Competitiveness Initiative. What actually happened, Bullis writes, is that the funds were included in both 2007 and 2008's budgets, but Congress didn't approve them -- under veto pressure from Bush.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.