Science online, cocoa and Congressional whiplash edition

  • Okay, now this is bad. Humans’ supply of chocolate is in trouble because of bug-tending ants.
  • A history of modern lawns, and the alternatives.
  • And with a funding cut. House Republicans unilaterally decide that NASA should ditch its asteroid-capture plans in favor of a moon base.
  • Because mutation happens during mitosis, too. When it comes to genotypes, we each contain multitudes.
  • Not good! The feedback between climate change and wildfires.
  • It’s about deciding. And also not deciding. On starting up a lab.
  • Good news. The next weapon against one group of drug-resistant bacteria might be a fungicide.