FOLSOM, California, December 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ION Publications LLC, publisher of, ( The world's premier online science community, has released its version 2.0. ( is the world's largest independent online science community and a place where world-class scientists, professionals and science enthusiasts alike contribute to writing science articles and blogs while facilitating discussions about physical science, earth science, biology, medicine, neuroscience and culture. The 25 featured writers include best-selling science authors as well as academics who are leading cutting-edge research in their respective fields while total membership includes people from all areas of science academia and the private sector.

Version 2.0 Feature Set

- Enhanced Profile customization allows even more individuality for writers

- More robust open access now allows tens of thousands of science members to participate simultaneously

- Chat, private messages and onsite collaboration along with the most detailed traffic statistics for each contributor

- New front page makes more articles available to readers at a glance

- An integrated video platform increases the breadth of the science content

"The new features along with the ground-up optimization we have done will allow us to continue to grow as a community but maintain a speedy interface and allow readers to get to content quickly," says Hank Campbell, publisher of has everyone from research professors to world-renowned science journalists to the occasional Nobel prize winner all in one location, insuring that science readers who want to get their science writing from scientists can do it without going to multiple locations.

"I blog for one site and one site only--Scientific Blogging. And I do it for a simple reason; Scientific Blogging's founder and editor, Hank Campbell," says Howard Bloom, author of The Lucifer Principle and founder of the The Space Development Steering Committee, who writes on Energy issues.

The new release also incorporates easy integration with a variety of other social media sites, like Twitter, Reddit and Facebook, making the pool of collaborators even larger. An enhanced 'related articles' search feature means readers can easily find more articles on their topic of interest.

" is one part quirky entertainment, one part late-breaking science news and 100% fascination. Brilliant!"  says Jane Poynter, former Biosphere 2 scientist and now CEO of an environmental media company, who blogs in the Enviroment section.

Video has also been promoted to full category status due to the popularity in testing.

"We're excited to power video for (," said Steve Rosenbaum, CEO of  "As one of the top science sites on the Internet, ( has done an incredible job of being at the forefront of breaking science news. Now, with Magnify's video platform, Scientific Blogging's writers will be able to complement their text posts with rich video content."

More features, including category specific widgets and a new 'Science For Kids/Science For Parents' section, will be announced in the next two months, said Campbell.

About ION Publications

ION Publications, publisher of, is the world's largest online science community and among the top science sites on the Internet. Members and writers can create feature articles, chat, collaborate, interact, use the forums or host their own science blogs and get paid to do it. Founded in 2006, ION Publications is privately held and based in Folsom, CA. For more information, please visit