Just caught wind of this Google Trends tool that shows you the worldwide web search interest in any term you give it from the period 2004-2012. It then scales the data over time as a percentage from 0 to 100%, with 100% being the peak of the search intensity.
So I dipped into some science words. Interesting trends below...
-reassuring but no surprise here. Looks like we're now in an exponential growth phase
- odd oscillations that I cant quite put a finger on, but note increasing trend over time
-Note how popular this term was 8 years ago, prior to rush of studies on microbial diversity in hosts, now referred to as microbiome and microbiota
-same problem as microbial diversity, above
-Yowza, trend seems to show pretty big decline with a flatline now. Is this correlated to rise of anti-evolution bills, I wonder.
-again, I take this as a concerning sign. Sigh
-uggghh, more sighs
-positive control in this experiment works!