To Tide Over

The US Congress has approved a stopgap funding bill to fund the government from October 1 through December 15, the Nature News Blog reports. October 1 is the beginning of the 2015 fiscal year.

The bill, the Nature News Blog notes, keeps the funding of federal agencies mostly flat at 2014 levels, but includes $88 million to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

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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.