A New York Times article introduces Spore, a new video game that lets players model the step-by-step evolution of creatures they build. Created by Sims designer Will Wright and produced by game giant EA, Spore "promises much more than the day-to-day adventures of simulated people," writes Carl Zimmer.

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.