Drawing on his experience as part of a panel at the World Science Festival that discussed science and religion, Lawrence Krauss writes about the incompatibility between religion and science. In this Wall Street Journal editorial, Krauss says that "God is, of necessity, irrelevant in science" and cites the evolutionary biologist J.B.S. Haldane who said that scientific work cannot be undertaken if you think a "god, angel, or devil" will affect your work.

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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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