Sociobiologist and Pulitzer Prize-winner E.O. Wilson was one of three recipients of the TED Prize at the Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference held this week. Each honoree received $100,000 to put toward a single project; Wilson has dedicated his to "build an 'Encyclopedia of Life,' a map of all the varieties of life on Earth," according to this news article.

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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.

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Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

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