Adaptive Complexity talks about a paper published this week in PNAS that lends a clue to why cancer cells can keep growing and dividing, even in an environment that lacks nutrients. Princeton's David Botstein used a model of "unnaturally" starved mutant yeast to find mutations in the TOR pathway, which is a critical stress response regulatory pathway.

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The Union of Concerned Scientists surveyed US government scientists about Trump Administration policies and more, Science reports.

National Geographic reports that marine mammals have lost a gene that could make them more susceptible to organophosphate damage.

NPR reports on Human Cell Atlas Consortium's effort to catalog all the different cell types within the human body.

In PNAS this week: history and genetic diversity of the scarlet macaw, approach for predicting human flu virus evolution, and more.