The next time you’re at a swanky function at the US embassy, you might want to keep track of your wine glass. At least, if the latest tranche of leaked documents from the US government is any indication: diplomats and other officials have apparently received instruction to collect biometric data—including DNA samples—from major players in certain countries.
A former graduate student has been found guilty of misconduct in a high profile case that rocked the chemistry community four years ago and resulted in the retraction of six papers. Read more
The United States Senate today approved a historic food safety bill, responding to repeated oubreaks of food-borne illness and addressing perennial assessments from groups like the Institute of Medicine and the Government Accountability Office, which have called the US food safety system weak and fractured.
Christmas has come early for geeks. The Royal Society, the UK’s national academy of science, has the answers to all your science related questions, from are we alone the in the universe to what is the value of biodiversity, in a collection of essays to see you entertained through the winter months.