There's a generational divide on how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports, noting that other factors also influence the public's view of science.

The Pew Research Center surveyed 2,002 people last August on nearly two dozen scientific topics. They followed that survey up with some additionally polling.

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NPR reports that Turkish high school students will no longer study evolution.

Researchers report they sequenced and identified plant species in an "al fresco" laboratory.

An Australian team searches for genetic alterations linked to depression in hopes of developing personalized treatments, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

In PNAS this week: host contributors to typhoid fever risk, effects of obesity-related variants near TMEM18, and more.