Scientist's Block

In the blog world today, computational biologist nsaunders at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate asks readers to talk about the "fear factor" -- the feeling, when you sit down to write a paper or an article, that "everything you’ve done is complete rubbish."

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Researchers in the UK and Australia uncover genetic links between BMI and depression, the Guardian reports.

The Verge details the account of an academic who alleges her university retaliated against her after she complained of sexual harassment by her supervisor.

The New York Times writes that natural history museums are helping round out genetic studies with older specimens.

In PNAS this week: artemisinin resistance mutations in malaria parasites, ant-plant interactions over time, and more.