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Not to be confused with science fiction, "in which the action takes place in speculative worlds and may not involve scientist characters," Jennifer Rohn writes in Nature that "lab lit," or "realistic novels that contain scientists as central characters plying their trade," is increasing in popularity.

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.