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Chris Mooney says preconceptions, not critical thinking, drives the Bush administration's stance on science.

A blogger asks for pictures of his readers' science-related tattoos.

Drug companies stand to gain by funding biomedical research.

A blogger links to a ballad on polony sequencing. Forgive us.

Jonathan Eisen blogs on why medical professionals should get more evolution education than most medical schools currently offer.

Scientists recovered 60-million-year-old microbes from an Antarctic glacier -- and woke them up.

Score one for subscription-based publications: this blog post details an open-access trial that didn't work out.

NSF looks set to award IBM a contract to build the world's fastest supercomputer.

Fred Sanger bequeaths his collection of lab notebooks to the Wellcome Trust to make them available to the public.

Despite great funding, an embryonic stem-cell research program in California is having trouble finding a president.

Disgraced stem cell scientist didn't realize he'd made parthenogenic stem cells.

The NIH asks for ideas about peer review.

Today's Science reports on immunology, patient identifiability in genomic research, synthetic biology, and more.

Creationists and engineers do virtual battle...again.

A computer program from UVA aims to predict which cancer drug is best for each patient.

A blogger says the antiquated way that authorship order is decided for publications has to go.

A new application can browse the genome in interactive real-time.

Mice, cancer, and the epigenome are all in this week's issue of Nature.

A blogger muses on what life would be like if we could debug the human body.

Harvard loses $350 million by investing in the wrong hedge fund.

Jason Bobe suggests creating a Richter-esque scale for genome association study data.

Researchers find copy number variance for genes involved in major differences in primates and humans, including physiology.

The UK's Parliament has issued a report criticizing the newly appointed chairman of the Medical Research Council.

In the US, rules governing GMO-based food are just beginning to emerge -- giving fans hope for increased investment and opponents worried about a GMO-style backlash from the public.

Jonathan Eisen discusses a new paper that, sadly, isn't open access.

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A new study finds that a positive lab environment can encourage undergraduates to continue to perform research.

A new analysis suggests non-US citizen STEM PhDs might pass up jobs at US-based startups due to visa concerns.

A UK survey of researchers who identified as LGBT+ and allies uncovered evidence of unwelcoming workplace climates in the physical sciences.

At the Guardian, the University of Edinburgh's Nikolay Ogryzko argues that universities need to better invest in postdocs' careers.