Big science is expensive and tends to promise a lot. But failure to deliver on those outsized promises — of new treatments, economic growth, and more — has led to a feeling of "disenchantment," writes Timothy Caulfield from the University of Alberta in The Globe and Mail.

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Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

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