Playing with underscore.js this weekend to take a crack at solving one of the workflow challenges with the site Science home page.
Second, since the Careers data is not separated from its presentation, making reuse challenging. Considering the number of places on the site we use headline-type data, it would be nice if we could define a "headline" data format, and then any Science publication (Careers, News, the three journals) would only need to be responsible for publishing a data feed (in JSON) while underscore.js handles the templates.
In fact, with a little bit of meta-data in the feed, we could use underscore.js's collection functions to highlight headlines depending on what type of article a visitor was reading.
Adopting underscore.js to solve this particular problem may not gain us benefits to offset the development costs, but it's interesting to play with new ideas. It's hard to tell when one of them might take off.