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Virginia's attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, is a climate change-denying Tea Party favorite, says Bad Astronomy's Phil Plait, and for the past few years has been going after Michael Mann, a professor at Penn State. Cuccinelli is trying to prove that Mann's work is somehow fraudulent and is using his power of the subpoena to interfere with Mann's work, Plait adds.

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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.

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