Some 3,200 US adults quizzed by the Pew Research Center on a range of scientific topics got an average of eight out of 12 questions correct, the New York Times reports. (You can take the quiz yourself here.)
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The White House has created a list of cuts, including to the NIH, that could be in a budget bill for this year.
The US National Institutes of Health is to allow applicants to cite preprints just as they would any other research paper, ScienceInsider reports.
Two manuscript pages handwritten by Charles Darwin are going on the auction block, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In PNAS this week: tool to track transcriptome-wide binding, evidence of balancing selection on behavior-linked genes, and more.