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The Rock Stars of Science campaign has been big news lately, as the 2010 "stars" appear in GQ's December issue. But what about stellar scientists who are less well known? Zen Faulkes at NeuroDojo says the scientists being honored are "people who have made it," who, in general, "run big operations with big money." But for every rock star, there's an "indie star," Faulkes says — one who's only known by science insiders and likely won't ever be recognized by millions of people.

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