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The United Nations climate chief has asked scientists to use terms the public can understand, Agence France-Presse reports.

"We mortals do not understand you," the UN's Christiana Figueres said at the European Geosciences Union meeting, according to AFP. She added that the use of scientific jargon likely contributes to the public being skeptical of certain scientific findings as it struggles to parse what some terms mean.

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The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.

In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.

Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.