ScienceInsider and The Great Beyond blog at Nature report that President Obama has nominated Subra Suresh, the MIT dean, to lead the National Science Foundation. "As first reported by Science magazine, Subra's name was leaked way back in March," Eric Hand writes at the Great Beyond.

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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.