After seeing Alexei Kapterev's funny -- and instructional -- presentation called "Death by PowerPoint," Berci Mesko says he changed his presentation style to show more pictures and less text, and realized that the point of a talk is not to throw all possible information at the listeners, but to persuade them to look at your work after the talk.

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The Associated Press reports that the US government wasted $341,000 on travel by former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Women who post YouTube science videos get more critical comments and more comments about their appearance than male video hosts, the New York Times reports.

The Wall Street Journal writes that participating in genetic research brings up the specter of past research ethics lapses for some African Americans.

In PLOS this week: sequences influencing yeast prion aggregation or degradation, dengue virus genetic variants affect transmission dynamics, and more.