Steve Higgins is teaching a Psychology 100 class this semester for the first time and has learned some valuable lessons from his mid-term student evaluations. One, be specific with your language, two, the evaluations from students don't matter that much ("It would be really helpful if students could be prompted to be much more critical of me and my teaching style/skills," he writes), and three, evals from experienced teachers are the most useful.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.