Larry Moran links to a Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio series called "How to Think About Science." There are 10 episodes that discuss science from the point of view other disciplines. They cover the history of science, science philosophy, and sociology. Moran is a skeptical about the series, but it can be found here.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.