The New York Times – The Trump administration moved to repeal one of the last unchallenged climate-change regulations rushed into place in the waning days of the Obama presidency — a rule restricting the release of planet-warming methane into the atmosphere.
Science – White House officials appear to have interviewed at least three people last spring to lead the Office of Science and Technology Policy, a key post that remains vacant more than a year into the administration of President Donald Trump.
The Washington Post / The Associated Press – The bill's sponsor says it’s not meant to undermine football, but rather means to show the state doesn’t want to enable an activity that’s developmentally detrimental.
Ars Technica – This year's hottest tech-related trial is Waymo v. Uber. On Monday, what began as a trade secrets lawsuit back in February 2017 opened in federal court in San Francisco, just blocks from Uber headquarters.
The Guardian – Doctors in Newcastle have been granted permission to create Britain’s first “three-person babies” for two women who are at risk of passing on devastating and incurable genetic diseases to their children.
The Washington Post – Many of the sharp cuts would probably be restored by Congress, but President Trump’s budget, due out in February, will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.