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image of nine mouse placentas

MOMMY MICE  A pregnant mouse’s placenta develops differently depending on her immune system. This wheel shows nine developing placentas, some with normal immune cells and some without. The image is one of the winners of the 2017 Wellcome Image Awards.

The White House

SHOW ME THE MONEY  President Donald Trump has released his budget request for fiscal year 2018. It includes deep cuts to some federal science agencies including the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Institutes of Health, but other agencies, such as NASA, emerge relatively unscathed.

tropical bedbugs in a pitfall trap

Climbing tests suggest that tropical bedbugs (Cimex hemipterus, shown) are more adept climbers than common bedbugs (C. lectularius).

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