As Richard Dawkins is stepping down from his post as a public understanding of science professor at Oxford, the UK's Guardian sat down with him to discuss how people view science. Dawkins says that the public's level of ignorance about science has remained the same over his tenure, but now there is more active opposition to science and he attributes that to a greater influence of religion.

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A settlement is expected in a Duke University lawsuit hinging on using falsified data to win grants, Retraction Watch and Science report.

In PNAS this week: approach for analyzing the expression of endogenous retroviruses, circular RNAs that influence host-virus interactions, and more.

A phylogenetic analysis finds that the rare hemimastigotes form their own supra-kingdom, CBC reports.