High Score!

Foldit may not have the nostalgia of Pac-Man, the zazz of World of Warcraft, or the iconic Mario Bros. characters, but its players do help researchers — and those gamers have achieved a new high score. Foldit players have created what researchers at the University of Washington are calling the first ever crowdsourced protein redesign, reports Nature News' Jessica Marshall.

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The London School of Economics' Daniele Fanelli argues at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that the reproducibility crisis in science isn't as dire as some say.

A team of researchers in Portugal has examined the genomic basis for racing pigeons' athleticism and navigational skills, finding it's likely polygenic.

Wired reports that diagnostic firms continue to seek, post-Theranos, the ability to diagnose diseases from small amounts of blood.

In Science this week: analysis of DNA from ancient North Africans, and more.