Here’s something that I’m sure all our readers will find interesting, if they haven’t heard it already: there’s a web search engine out now for specifically designed for biologists, called VADLO.
I heard about it via Pharyngula, and first impressions seem to be good, for the most part. Particularly, VALDO enables users to search by category: protocols, online tools, seminars, databases, and software.
The emphasis appears to be entirely on weeding out non-credible sources, leaving behind peer-reviewed articles and textbooks. In this respect, it resembles Google Scholar, but by introducing the mentioned categories, it is better tuned to the computing needs of biologists.
If that’s not enough, there’s a “Life in Research” cartoon series. Who doesn’t like lab humor??