An article at Scientific American's newly redesigned website examines Science 2.0, collaborative "wiki" science that is part of a broader Open Science movement, including open access publishing. The article looks at the success of wikis in bringing up-to-date infornmation and data to other scientists, the evolution of academic blogging, as well as the skepticism that still exists surrounding open notebook science.

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