Over at What You're Doing Is Rather Desperate, Neil Saunders points to a post that has compiled the top 20 Facebook applications for science and medicine. So, if you're still wondering whether or not you're too old to open an account, maybe now is the time to intimidate the Facebook kids into letting you into the treehouse!

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