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This article from the Guardian reports that a group of UK research universities has proposed a plan to help secure funding now -- and, with luck, jump-start the economy in the future. "Led by Imperial College London, they want ministers to create a £1bn fund to finance the early stages of university spin-outs - companies that could become money spinners in a few years' time and help boost the UK economy after the recession," the article says.

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As we enter conference season, Nature News asks why graduate students and postdocs are sometimes forced to choose between paying the rent and paying to attend important meetings.

A new analysis says that a 2018 study claiming to show biparental mtDNA inheritance has several flaws.

In PNAS this week: a genome sequence analysis of Crucihimalaya himalaica, multicellularity and fruiting body development in mushroom-forming fungi, and more.

Two researchers are calling for education for scientists on defending facts.