Entry: Open Source
Focus: Science Commons

SPARC Europe and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) have announced the launch of the SPARC Europe Seal for Open Access Journals. The seal is aimed at increasing the usefulness and “discoverability” of open access (OA) journals, clarifying the kinds of reuses that are allowed and using metadata to make the content easier to find.


Entry: Fantasy Art
Focus: Daniel Dociu

Daniel Dociu is a renowned art director currently active in the videogame industry. He received his Masters Degree in Industrial Design from the Fine Arts Academy in Cluj, Romania, and served as the art director and character designer on Secret of Evermore. He was also the art director on Shadow Madness developed by Crave Games. In 2003, he served as art director for Guild Wars: Prophecies and Guild Wars: Factions and is currently contributing art direction to the Guild Wars franchise.


Entry: Molecular Biology
Focus: Sean Carrol

Sean Carroll is Professor of Molecular Biology and Genetics and an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin. His research has centered on the genes that control animal body patterns and play major roles in the evolution of animal diversity. Major discoveries from his laboratory have been featured in TIME, US News & World Report, The New York Times, Discover, and Natural History.