A Bit Here and There

While science funding in the UK is set at £4.6 billion (US$7.6 billion) a year for the next two years, the Nature News Blog reports that UK chancellor George Osborne has "continued his trend of throwing small crumbs of funding to science and technology" while avoiding long-term funding plans.

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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.