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Oodles of Poodle

Australian labradoodles are mostly poodles, according to a new genetic analysis. 

As the Guardian reports, the name "labradoodle" was coined in 1989 by Wally Conron when he bred a Labrador with a poodle in a bid to develop guide dogs for people with allergies. This, it adds, sparked many other designer dog crosses, as well as regrets from Conron.

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European regulators have begun a rolling review of Russia's Sputnik V SARS-CoV-2 vaccine, Reuters reports.

Science reports that Science Foundation Ireland is seeking annual budget increases.

According to the Financial Times, a UK university group is pushing Elsevier to lower its journal fees.

In Nature this week: satellite tracking and genome sequencing combination used to examine migration patterns of peregrine falcons, and more.