Published: Tuesday 30 September 2003

The Public Library of Science, a non-profit, online publisher, will be launching its free online journal in October this year. PLoS Biology, its first journal, is to be a monthly that hopes to compete with prominent subscription-based journals like Nature.

Rock group Rolling Stones' upcoming European Licks tour will paint the town green. T-Mobile, the sponsor of the tour, has tied up with the uk-based firm Future Forests to plant trees to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated as a result of each gig.

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