At Gobbledygook, Martin Fenner shares an interesting talk he heard from Ian Rowlands at University College London who studies how researchers use online journals. Using server logs from 10 UK research institutions, Rowlands and his colleagues looked at the patterns of when life sciences, economics, and history professors accessed Oxford Journals.

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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.