Science Going Global

Many of the great challenges facing the world today, such as finding ways to cure chronic diseases and address climate change, will require that scientists engage in multidisciplinary and global projects, and one possible model for these kinds of efforts may be the virtual global network, according to a commentary in Nature.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), provides an example for how such networks might work, CIFAR President Alan Bernstein explains.

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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.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.