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The BBC's Pallab Ghosh says that what journal you publish in has becoming increasingly important. Now, he says, grants go "almost exclusively to researchers who have published in a handful of top scientific journals." Peter Lawrence, an emeritus professor at the University of Cambridge, tells Ghosh that getting a grant "was never a very accurate process in the past.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.