The ways of science are as well established as those of any human endeavor: observe, hypothesize, predict, test, discard are as good a shorthand for the scientific method as most of us could need. But science is more than that; it's a human endeavor, with all the accompanying frailties and faculties. Competition, legal difficulties, information overload, a lack of money, and public relations problems can impede the progress of science. Fortunately, these minds aren't willing to settle for the status quo, and instead strive for a better way for science to exist. They are prizing openness over secrecy, access over scarcity, and they are creating a future that will help science fulfill its potential to make all our lives better.  — Emily Anthes

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