You may have noticed the What's New! link on the left side main menu. That is a list of all the new posts/content on the site.
We have now added the What's Hot! link on the main menu also. This presents a "hot list" of the hottest content on the site at that moment in time.
It works by calculating the number of different people who viewed the content along with the number of recent comments over a short time frame to determine what content has a buzz at that moment.
You now have another way to see way to see what people are researching and talking about in real time.
We will fine tune some parameters to make the list change more accurately without stuff leaving the list too fast or staying too long - but it is working well right now as it is.
If you have any ideas on making the experience on this site better, easier to navigate or just plain fun, then post your suggestions in the Feedback forum: