This Week in Nature

An editorial in Nature says that it would cast its (imaginary) ballot for Senator Obama, explaining that while both candidates support science and technology, Obama "has surrounded himself with a wider and more able cadre of advisers than McCain." At The Tree of Life, Jonathan Eisen worries that McCain has "expressed decidedly anti-science positions recently," which would sug

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Using DNA to sketch crime victims might not be a great idea, the NYTimes says.

Science has its own problem with sexual harassment. What do we do with the research these abusers produce, Wired asks.

Senate Republicans led by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) are trying to change how the government funds basic research, reports ScienceInsider.

In Science this week: combining genomics and ecology to better understand the effects of natural selection on evolution, and more.