A team from Google Scholar has found that non-elite journals are publishing an increasing fraction of top-cited articles.

For some 261 subjects, Google's Anurag Acharya and his colleagues examined the 10 most-cited journals and the 1,000 most-cited articles for each year from 1995 to 2012, as they report in a paper posted to arXiv.

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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.