It's been a few weeks now since John Hawks and his colleagues published their paper contending that the rate of human evolution has been speeding up during the last 40,000 years -- but scientists are still mulling it over, if GTO's scan of blogs is any indicator. Over at the Gene Expression blog, p-ter covers the paper and gathers some fun comments.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.