The Scientist, 2.0

The folks at the excellent life sciences-centric magazine The Scientist launched a spiffy redesign today. It’s a nice piece of work, complete with podcasts, blogs, and the rest. But what’s really cool is that for the next week the whole publication is free, including the archives, which also means the January issue with its peek into synthetic biology and cancer immunotherapy.

I generally like it, but I’m also betting we’ll hear lower-grade wails akin to what we heard from fans of MIT Technology review after Jason Pontin took over the publication. It’s dumbed down! It’s too glossy!