US President Barack Obama's science report card is in, and it would appear that the chief executive of the US is something less than a straight-A student.

The Scientist recently surveyed experts from both sides of the political spectrum to get their views on how the president has done in five areas — health, environment, energy, science education, and space — since taking office.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.