Here's a post from Michael Calore on Wired's Blog Network about a new report on Microsoft Vista's security performance. In the system's first year of availability, the report says, Vista had fewer vulnerability issues than several other (Microsoft and non-MS) operating systems required in their first years. Here's the punchline: the report was cooked up and issued by Microsoft's security team.

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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.

In PNAS this week: gut microbes may affect honeybee weight, phenotype and gene expression changes in DiGeorge syndrome, and more.