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Not for Kids

Since evolution is a fundamental precept of biology, denying it makes the world more complicated and is an "untenable" position, says Bill Nye in a Big Think video posted on YouTube. Further, he says that "when you have a portion of the population that doesn't believe in that, it holds everybody back, really." Because of that, he adds, adults, "if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that's completely inconsistent with everything we observe in the universe, that's fine, but don't make your kids do it because we need them."

The Scan

Shape of Them All

According to BBC News, researchers have developed a protein structure database that includes much of the human proteome.

For Flu and More

The Wall Street Journal reports that several vaccine developers are working on mRNA-based vaccines for influenza.

To Boost Women

China's Ministry of Science and Technology aims to boost the number of female researchers through a new policy, reports the South China Morning Post.

Science Papers Describe Approach to Predict Chemotherapeutic Response, Role of Transcriptional Noise

In Science this week: neural network to predict chemotherapeutic response in cancer patients, and more.