When voters in Scotland last week decided that the country would remain part of the United Kingdom they not only chose to continue a 400-year-old alliance but also to keep the flow of funding for science heading northwards from the UK government in London.

The 'no' vote on seceding from the UK has many in Scotland's science communities breathing a sigh of relief, according to New Scientist.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.