Today ScienceSeeker is launching a fleet of new features that we think will make ScienceSeeker your go-to site for everything about science online.
To see all the new features, you may need to clear the cache on your browser. Here's what you'll see:
Expert Recommendations. Most importantly, we have seven new editors who will be helping you find the very best items from the hundreds collected by ScienceSeeker every day. You can check out the most recent Editor's Picks in the right sidebar of the main page, and by checking the "Editor's Picks" box in our new Filters section, you can see only the posts that have been recommended by our editors.
Flexible Filters. Speaking of filters, the new Filters feature in the left sidebar will help you narrow down the massive list of items in our feed. If you only want to see posts about Physics, or citing peer-reviewed sources, here's the place to look. More importantly, you can combine the filters, and generate your own RSS feed. Maybe you just want to see Editor's Picks on Biology, Astrophysics, and Medicine. Now you can, and you can view them on-screen or have them delivered to your preferred RSS reader.
Make your Own Suggestions. Our editors will be selecting fantastic items from the ScienceSeeker feed, but you don't have to listen to just them. You can add your own voice to the mix with your own recommendations. Registered users can login, then click on the star next to any entry to recommend it. You can leave a note explaining why you like the post, and soon we'll have a way for your notes to be automatically posted to social media sites.
Better Photos. ScienceSeeker now not only collects entries and articles from scientists and science writers, it also displays photos picked by our editors. A new slide show on our main page shows the week's best images in science.
Cite your Sources. If you're a writer or a blogger, you can now use our "Generate Citation" tool to create references to peer-reviewed journal articles. The code created by our site can be pasted into your blog and is recognized by ScienceSeeker, ResearchBlogging, Zotero, EndNote, and many other services. If you already have an account at ResearchBlogging, you can create a citation here and have it recognized by both ResearchBlogging and ScienceSeeker (And as before, we'll continue to recognize citations created in ResearchBlogging).
We'd love to hear what you think of these new features—as well as your ideas for new ones. Let us know in the comments section below!