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ScienceBlogs Gets a Makeover

If you happen to have been to the ScienceBlogs homepage recently, you will have noticed that Sb has a new look! Yes, in the spirit of the times, we decided a little change would do us good.

From an editorial standpoint, we’re pretty excited about the flexibility this new design gives us- those modules for “Video,” “Peer Review,” and “Community” are all interchangeable with other features of our choice, and The Buzz will also have manual inputs. That means that the Buzz will no longer feature posts about dinosaurs when the buzz is about salmonella (unless we want it to). Also gone is the sidebar blogroll; individual blogs can still be accessed from the dropdown menu at the top.

You’ll also notice a new place featuring science photos from Flickr. In the coming days and weeks we’ll be building up a collection of photos, so if you have photos on Flickr you’d like us to use, feel free to let us know.

Another new feature is “Basics,” where we’ll be covering topics in science, both big and small, that our readers may want to know more about. To start off with, we decided on the always-timely topic of climate change.

Let us know what you think of the new design! We’ll be updating the look of the channel pages throughout the week as well, and some things inside the individual blog templates- nothing *inside* the blogs, just our content around them.