Top stories: Francis Collins’ decade, the upside of melting Arctic ice, and ‘ethical’ eggs | Science

(LEFT TO RIGHT) STEPHEN VOSS; NYXOLYNO CANGEMI/U.S. COAST GUARD; SELEGGT For a decade, Francis Collins has shielded NIH—while making waves of his own This month marks geneticist Francis Collins’s... Read more »

Top stories: Mite-proof bees, dark matter ‘bullets,’ and the tiny monkeys replanting the Amazon | Science

(delegated right): KRISPN GIVEN/HARPUR LAB/PURDUE UNIVERSITY; KOVACEVICMIRO/ISTOCKPHOTO; ANDREA SCHELL Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mites The current increase of Varroa destructor, a kind of mite that lives... Read more »

Top stories: The science of false confessions, transforming blood types, and Brazil’s war on drugs | Science

(delegated right): DREW GURIAN; ISTOCK.COM/ARINDAM GHOSH; FABIO TEIXEIRA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit False confessions are remarkably typical. That’s in part since... Read more »

Top stories: Warming worsens inequality, a brave new ‘overworld,’ and a foreign ties fiasco | Science

(delegated right): NARAYAN MAHARJAN/PACIFIC PRESS/LIGHTROCKET/GETTY IMAGES; SANTIAGO BORJA; HOUSTON CHRONICLE Global warming may boost economic inequality Over the previous half-century, environment modification has actually been blamed for heat waves,... Read more »

Top stories: Jack the Ripper, engineering coral, and the first woman to win math’s Nobel | Science

(left to right): CHRONICLE/ALAMY STOCK PICTURE; MIKAELA NORDBORG/AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE; ANDREA KANE/INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED RESEARCH STUDY Does a new genetic analysis finally reveal the identity of Jack... Read more »

Top stories: A surprising Alzheimer’s suspect, why scientific societies are worried about ‘Plan S,’ and more | Science

(delegated right): DAVIDE BONAZZI/@SALZMANART; ISTOCK.COM/ PEETERV; KEN RICHARDSON Scientific societies worry Plan S will make them shutter journals, slash services Scientific societies supported by journal memberships stress Strategy S... Read more »

Top stories: Ebola outbreak challenges, Viking cats, and a new kind of placebo | Science

(delegated right): JOHN WESSELS/AFP/GETTY IMAGES; ASTRID GAST/SHUTTERSTOCK. COM; ISTOCK.COM/ BRAUNS Ebola vaccine is having ‘major impact’ but worries about DRC outbreak grow Issues about an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic... Read more »

Top stories: itchy salmon, the world’s oldest bread, and new hope for a disfiguring disease | Science

(Left to best): ANDY CLARK/REUTERS/NEWSCOM; JOE ROE; BRIAN CASSEY Why are these salmon jumping? Young sockeye salmon leap up to 30 centimeters in the air, in some cases skimming... Read more »

Top stories: cycling and climate change, hidden pharma payments, and cursing surgeons | Science

(delegated right): istock.com/claudio.arnese; Stephan Schmitz; istock.com/OSTILL 36 years of bike race footage reveals how Belgium’s climate is changing Green- thumbed grannies the world over have actually seen a troubling... Read more »

Top stories: rival giant telescopes, hefty plants, and the mystery behind ‘gluten sensitivity’ | Science

(Left to ideal): GIANT MAGELLAN TELESCOPE– GMTO CORPORATION; MICHAEL HANSON/AURORA PHOTOS; PAUL TAYLOR/GETTY IMAGES Rival giant telescopes join forces to seek U.S. funding Two U.S.-led giant telescope tasks, competitors... Read more »