Science is a competitive pursuit. It is a winner-take-all business, in which the “first-to-file” gets the patent and everything that comes with it. The field of science is so aggressive that data and information are referred to as “intellectual property.” Thus, today’s laboratories place a high value on knowledge protection. Within the past several years, however, […]

This may be the curmudgeon in me coming out, but I have started to feel that there is nothing free left in this world. It costs money to do everything, from enjoying the beauty of a city park (taxes) to sharing pictures on Facebook (informational and privacy costs). When examined from the perspective […]

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