The Albion Café in London alerts its patrons to "every fresh-baked tray of cakes and pastries ... so you'll know when to show up" via Twitter. Cameron Neylon at Science in the Open says that although the "lab is slightly more complex than a bakery," researchers could build upon this concept to record and share scientific data. "A little more sophistication could go a long way," Neylon says.

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Robert Redfield is floated as the next director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Post reports.

The New York Times writes that the National Institutes of Health's All of Us Research Program is "ambitious" and that some are concerned it might be overly so.

Representative Lamar Smith's criticism of the National Science Foundation has "changed the nature of the conversation," according to ScienceInsider.

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