At his O'Really blog, Duncan Hull posts the rules to playing Fantasy Science Funding. The first step is to choose which funding body you are in charge of and then "fire" subsections of science -- and be as controversial and self-indulgent as you want. Next, you "hire" the areas you want to fund and write it up on a blog.

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Vivek Murthy is no longer the surgeon general of the US, the Associated Press reports.

People around the globe took to the streets to support science — some with signs.

Parents who learn of their increased genetic risk of disease also contend with telling their children about theirs, the New York Times writes.

In PLOS this week: loci linked to body mass index measurements, long non-coding RNA expression and urothelial carcinoma prognosis, and more.