At Built on Facts, Matt Springer points to a cartoon from PhD Comics that graphs mean salaries at US universities. Presidents and provosts make around three times as much as tenured professors, and he thinks this is unfair since profs have to juggle both administrative work and research. Grad students scrape by on about $18,000 per year. By comparison, football coaches pull in a staggering $1 million average annual salary. "Football is popular.

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Researchers find that historical factors influence which genes are the most highly studied, the Atlantic reports.

The US National Science Foundation's new sexual harassment policy is to go into effect next month, according to Nature News.

Researchers report using genotyping to tie together illegal ivory shipments and trace them back to a handful of cartels, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: genomic ancestry analysis of Sardinians, current noncoding mutations in colorectal cancer, and more.