GTO very nearly derailed this morning, and it's all thanks to this Technology Review article on "Gifts for Geeks." With a siren-song headline like that, it took all of our self-restraint to come back to the land of the Daily Scan. Don't miss this roundup of gift ideas "for the science enthusiast in your life," as TR puts it.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.