This Week in Nature

A news feature in Nature this week looks at the history of defining scientific terms like paradigm shift, complexity, and epigenetics. "Popular though they are, not everyone agrees on what is meant by 'paradigm shift' or 'tipping point'," the story says.

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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.