You may already be familiar with YubNub; it describes itself as “the social command line for the web”. Most commands consist of two (or more) words … one for the search engine, the other for the query.
For example, typing:
gg open science on friendfeed
into the YubNub search box searches Google for “open science on friendfeed“, via YubNub.
I thought I’d highlight a few life science- and bioinformatics-related YubNub commands I find myself using quite often in my day-to-day work. Some are commands I created, others someone else created. This is the beauty of YubNub … often someone has already made the ‘obvious’ command … it’s worth just trying to search with a command you expect to exist, since it often does.
Onward, with the list: