At Science Careers, author Adam Ruben chronicles his life as a scientist, from preschool to postdoc. Growing up, Ruben says, he and other young scientists "thought we would rule the world. Then we got actual science careers." Now, while his grant says his purpose is to cure malaria, Ruben says his actual job "is to move small amounts of liquid from one place to another.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.