Canada's elections this week delivered a major victory for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party. As Harper rejoices in his majority status, researchers in Canada wonder what will happen to the country's scientific endeavors. The Chronicle of Higher Education's Karen Birchard says the Conservative "triumph" may lead to increased investment in research.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.