A Florida teen was expelled and charged with a felony after a science project she was working on led to what Riptide, a news blog at the Miami New Times, describes as a "tiny pop and a small amount of smoke." No one was injured and there was no damage.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

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