Abel Pharmboy woke up depressed; today is the 19th anniversary of his dissertation defense, and wonders how he ever got through it. His perception of his performance that day ("I was a blithering idiot during my oral exam.") is much different from others' ("Several of my friends, and those who were not exactly friends, said it was the best talk I ever gave.").

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.