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Scienceblogs has launched the beta version of its German-language site. You can check it out at

The site looks great — I’ve never regretted not learning German more! It also offers a feature I’d like to see here on the English version: A thumbnail view of the ScienceBlogs Select feed (in English).

The logical next question: What language should ScienceBlogs tackle next? You can share your preference with the ScienceBlogs overlords here.


  1. #1 Marcus
    December 11, 2007

    Hi Dave, I´m one of the german bloggers. Thanks for the warm welcome.

    Although you and some of your colleagues don´t speak german, I just want to show you, what it means to us that English is the world language of science.

    Although one of this years nobel prize winner in physics is german (Peter Gruenberg together with Mr. Fert), the german science media has it´s problem to name his exploration in the correct way.

    In English it´s the Giant Magnetoresistence, but what is it in German?

    You will find the answer here:

    Just forget the text, the list is all you need to understand our problems 😉
    The list shows how the main german media tried to find the correct name.

    Have fun!

    Nice to be part of the community.

  2. #2 Leisureguy
    December 12, 2007

    Why not Esperanto? (I’m serious.) It’s a language that was deliberately designed to be easy to learn, it’s politically neutral, and it works. The one blog would work for everyone, provided they invested the (very little) time necessary to learn the language.

  3. #3 Dave Munger
    December 12, 2007


    Just get together a list of the top 50 or so science blogs written in Esperanto, and we’ll get right on making a site to consolidate them.

  4. #4 OnceGerman
    December 18, 2007

    well, seems to be in the possession of a domain grabber (with all the bells and whistles such as annoying pop-ups and ads for body part enlargements)…

  5. #5 Dave Munger
    December 18, 2007

    Oh, no! That doesn’t look good. I’ve alerted our IT staff.

    FWIW, you can still access the site via this URL:

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