Temperatures are rising as summer is well into its stride and that often means that people flock to the beach or a nearby swimming hole. The Washington Post has a list of books that scientists recommend to bring along for that day in the sun — just don't forget your sun block. Jane Goodall suggests On the Beach by Nevil Shute and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby while others place their bets on Octavia E.

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The New York Times and ProPublica say that many physicians fail to disclose their financial ties when publishing in medical journals.

The Wall Street Journal reports Human Longevity's valuation has dropped by 80 percent.

Science reports that the US National Cancer Institute is cutting its operating budget by 5 percent.

In PLOS this week: similar variants seen in bullbogs, people with Robinow syndrome; ApoE genotypes in African-American, Puerto Rican populations; and more.