Hey Look! Someone mapped science!

Probably the real breakthroughs will come when the opposite ends of the science world get together and understand each other.

Click to see a big map of science:
map-of-science

Bollen J, Van de Sompel H, Hagberg A, Bettencourt L, Chute R, et al. (2009) Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science. PLoS ONE 4(3): e4803. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004803

If this was a map of the US, this blog would be well-traveled:   pharmaceutical research in the equivalent of  New York, cognitive science in  LA, law and economics in Boise,  polymer research, biotechnology  and materials science along the I-95 from Boston to about South of the Border, brain research in Galveston,  social and personality psychology and psychology in roughly the bible belt.

In reviewing scientific literature topics, however, I found some missing entirely. The scientific publication industry has clearly missed an important area, and one that I restrain myself from fulfilling.  Here are some suggestions:

“Journal of American Complaints” “Proceedings of People With Not Much To Say Who Blog Incessantly”
“Annals of  Imagined Scientific Facts” “Archives of Grudges”
“Topics in Irrationality” “Rant”
“Bulletin of the Undecided” “Big Words That Make You Sound Smart Quarterly”

:)