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Over on Aetiology, Tara Smith discusses the future of graduate students and post-docs – it is not looking so bright. She quotes a recent Chronicle of Higher Education article that says that the long training time, job shortages in academia, and the daunting competition for research grants is a bit of a turn-off.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.