Barbara Oakley has a new book with the intriguing title of Evil Genes: Why Rome Fell, Hitler Rose, Enron Failed and My Sister Stole My Mother’s Boyfriend. Hsien-Hsien Lei's blog includes a podcast from Point of Inquiry which interviewed Oakley. "She starts with why she revealed the story of her sister’s cruel behavior and the impact of such behavior on people’s day-to-day lives.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.