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.
EurekAlert! – Significant percentages of Americans (nearly 50% - 82%) say that scientists should play a major role in shaping policy over a wide range of issues.
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.
CBS Miami / The Associated Press – Thousands of bacteria-infected mosquitoes will be flying near Miami to test a new way to suppress insect populations that carry Zika and other viruses.
Inside Climate News – With federal policies to control greenhouse gas emissions in limbo, more states are taking steps toward putting a price on carbon pollution.
ESPN – NFL players were diagnosed with more concussions in 2017 than in any season since the league began sharing the data in 2012, according information released Friday afternoon.
The Associated Press – The EPA said it was withdrawing the “once-in always-in” policy under the Clean Air Act, which dictated how major sources of hazardous air pollutants are regulated.
NPR – Interviews with numerous warehouse workers revealed their confidence about the future. But many forecasters aren't as sanguine. They point to giants like Amazon and Walmart speeding up warehouse work with machines.
The Washington Post – The achievement suggests it is now possible to create research populations of identical, customized monkeys, which researchers say would decrease the number of primates used in laboratory experiments.