Efforts to bring the extinct passenger pigeon back from the dead are heating up, Wired's Kelly Servick says today in a story following Ben Novak, a 26-year-old genetics student who she writes has "put his graduate studies on hold to pursue a goal he'd once described in a junior high school fair presentation: de-extinction."

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.