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At The Intersection, Sheril Kirshenbaum confronts the question of what it means to be a woman in science. She links to a new study that says the reason many women drop out of the race between postdoc and PI is due to their own choosing. Better role models would go a long way toward helping them see that successful women scientists can have families and lives outside the lab. "We need more visible women in science ...

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.