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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In Science this week: self-assembly of DNA components in solution, and more.

Genetics and Molecular Research retracts two gastric cancer papers for being "substantially equal" to other papers, according to Retraction Watch.

A new analysis indicates that the Ebola virus behind the current West African outbreak is mutating at about the same rate as other Ebola viruses.

With the launch of Scott Kelly into space today, the study of him and his earthbound brother to disentangle the effects of life in space from the effects of genetics kicks off.