Science Send-ups

Could it be that satirical news sources like The Onion, The "Daily Show," or the "Colbert Report" do as good a job getting to the truth of science's place in modern American culture as mainstream consumer publications? Possibly, Joanne Manaster writes for Scientific American.

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.