Over at Scientific American, Mitchell Waldrop reports that Web 2.0 could revolutionize science. Or not. You, the reader, get to collaborate with him in writing the article---and only a decade or so after wikis were invented.
A new edition of Chabay and Sherwood's Matter & Interactions is out (in twovolumes). The book uses VPython extensively; if anyone knows of an equally good book on computational biology (all of it, not just genomics), I'd welcome a pointer.