Here's a good reality check for how consumers perceive your nanotech research: this article from AlterNet looks at whether the benefits of nanotechnology make up for the risks. Even though nanoparticles are continuously popping up in more and more consumer goods -- they're found in everything from sunscreens and cosmetics to air fresheners and shoe liners, the article writes -- reports have linked them to toxicity in both humans and fish.

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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.