National Geographic "has assumed management of day-to-day operations for Scienceblogs.com, expanding a relationship with Seed Media Group that started when National Geographic took on ad sales responsibility for Scienceblogs.com in 2009."
ScienceBlogs came under fire last July when Seed media group, which ran it until today, allowed Pepsi to publish a blog that looked like all the other blogs, but which was a piece of corporate promotion. Some of the site's bloggers left in protest, but the ScienceBlogs overcame that debacle and it remains a popular destination for readers of science blogs.
We'll be watching to see what National Geographic does with ScienceBlogs. This could be interesting.
- Paul Raeburn