This has to be one of the best things GTO has seen in awhile: computational biologist Lars Juhl Jensen has a post at his Buried Treasure blog describing a web tool he put together to track scientific buzzwords. BuzzClouds compiles a list of potential buzzwords and then ranks them by frequency and novelty. "To get a high score, a buzzword must be both frequent and new," Jensen writes.

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