Evidently, the NIH budget crunch is hitting researchers harder than we thought.

An e-mail from Cold Spring Harbor today urges people to donate $25 to the institute's research fund, in exchange for which they'll "surprise your favorite scientist with a hand delivered red carnation."

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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.

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