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Big news in the science community today: the Wellcome Trust, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Max Planck Society announced that they'll be jointly launching a new, open-access scientific journal. The idea behind it is that it's based on feedback from scientists, and will be run by active scientists -- not the regular publishing model.

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