At his blog, Juniorprof writes about how having a nurturing postdoc mentor can really go a long way toward helping your future career. When scouting out where to do a postdoc, grad students should find mentors who will help them learn to write grants, promote their research through speaking engagements and writing reviews, and encourage them to join professional societies, says Juniorprof. "Is it fair?

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.