Should science be more transparent? Maybe, says Imperial College, London's Alice Bell in The Guardian, but some data isn't easily shared, and data by itself means nothing. "Information may be 'beautiful' but on its own, it is inert," Bell says. "Opening data sets doesn't necessarily unlock the craft of knowledge-making.

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