Bob Grant at The Scientist says that a "shuffling in the top few spots" in Thomson Reuters' 2009 Journal Citation Report has "some analysts scratching their heads." For instance, Grant writes, "the publication with second highest impact factor in the 'science' category is Acta Crystallographica — Section A, knocking none other than the New England Journal of Medicine from the runner's up position," because a 2

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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.