A recent Pew survey has found that more than half of scientists, about 55 percent, consider themselves Democrats, compared with 35 percent of the public who identified as such, says The Intersection's Chris Mooney. About 52 percent of scientists call themselves liberals, while only 20 percent of the public does so.

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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.