Deepak Singh is pushing open science again, this time under the guise of "bursty work," the idea that valuable projects can be done in distributed teams in short, intense efforts. The Web makes it possible to share data and more easily find collaborators, but Deepak wonders whether the academic scientific community is willing to give up the reins of possessing data and authorship.

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The New York Times reports that as China invests in science, it also is dealing with research fraud.

In PLOS this week: transcriptome study of a cold-tolerant plant, deep sequencing of clinical influenza A samples, and more.

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a man who lived in China some 40,000 years ago, according to UPI.

The Atlantic writes that retrotransposons like BovB have proliferated in a number of genomes.