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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Researchers suggest that genetic variations could influence the side effects people experience when using synthetic cannabinoids, the International Business Times reports.

An analysis has examined the makeup of researchers on Twitter and what they share, Nature News reports.

At Stat News, Jim Kozubek argues that the Broad Institute is pushing the boundary of what a nonprofit is.

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