This weekend, the Wall Street Journal had a front-page feature story on the International Rice Research Institute, the megafacility outside Manila aiming to problems facing the rice-growing community. Scientists there are working with "high-tech rice" that can be grown in unusual or challenging environmental conditions, perform photosynthesis differently, and more.

 

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Oxford Nanopore Technologies is looking into dual listings in London and Hong Kong, according to the South China Morning Post.

The New York Times looks into medical research funding in the US and how the grant system might not be funding the best work.

US lawmakers proposed increasing the National Science Foundation budget, including its facilities account, Science reports.

In PNAS this week: effects of gene deletions on bacterial metabolic networks, genetic responses to sea star wasting disease, and more.