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New York City will play host to a World Science Festival at the end of May, reports the New York Times. Universities, museums, and even Muppets will take part in the weekend-long tribute to igniting public conversation around science. "The general public by and large doesn't connect with science in a significant way," Columbia physicist and organizer Brian Greene said in the article.

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The Guardian reports that the Mammalian Genetics Unit at the Harwell Institute is to close.

Scientific research itself contributes to plastic waste and isn't very sustainable, FiveThirtyEight reports.

Restaurants in the US may soon serve AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon, according to the Associated Press.

In Science this week: three studies from the Ruminant Genome Project, and more.