Eugenie Scott, the founding CEO of the National Center for Science Education, will be leaving that post at the end of the year, ScienceInsider reports. NCSE defends the teaching of evolution and climate change in science classrooms in the US.
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In PNAS this week: Plasmodium knowlesi population structure, 'pre-adaptations' in algal ancestors of land plants, and more.
Replication studies that don't quite reflect the original findings underscore the need to better share data, the Wall Street Journal reports.
About two-thirds of proposals to work with select agents are denied — though most proposals that come in don't meet the definition of a restricted experiment, according to an analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Researchers examine plant and human DNA found on the Shroud of Turin.