Archive for the ‘blogs’ Category

Science Blogs Reviewed – the D’s

January 13, 2007

There’s a batch of 8 in this installment of Science Blogs reviewed. So take a seat, sit down, and enjoy.

Daily Transcript: researcher, cell biology. I found this a bit everywhere, no coherence.

Deep Sea News: two researchers, marine science. I absolutely love their “25 Things you should know about the Deep Sea” series. Really well done, and gives their blog a long time drive. Ten more to go guys!

Deltoid: computer scientist. Again, too much everywhere.

Developing Intelligence: postgrad, neuroscience. Writes lengthy essays trying to distill the latest research. Can be quite technical, so not really for a lay audience.

Discovering Biology in a Digital World: biologist. Too much everywhere!

Dispatches from the Culture Wars: freelance writer. Has some intriguing writing examining the conflict between reason and non-reason. This could all too easily become philosophical hogwash, except Ed always starts his article from a real-world incident. And he pulls in some extraordinarily out of the way material, like this post on The Faiths of the Founding Fathers.

Dr Bushwell: has a post on spider sex.

Dynamics of Cats: astrophysicist. I don’t really see the connection between the blog name and what he writes about (space and stars). Anyone?

That’s it!


Science Blogs Reviewed – the C’s

January 11, 2007

The world of Science Blogs rolls on, and we are onto the C’s.

Chaotic Utopia: student and freelance writer. Has a fascination with the world of fractals, and glorious images pop up every second article. An enchanting site, with good balance between images and text. Pop Art Mosaic is a rainbow spiral of dazzling colour.

Cheerful Oncologist: lyrical doctor who mixes cancer with poetry (though not in the same posts). He lives up to his moniker of being bright and happy, knowing full well that attitude can affect the disease state. Has a long list of full posts on the main site, saving clickthroughs and other annoyances. And I’ll take milk with my tea thanks.

Cognitive Daily: a husband and wife power team. In my mind, the original “Science Blog”. I was reading Cognitive Daily in the days before they made the professional move, and these guys have proven their consistency and talent over a two year period. It’s kind of hard to pick a representative post, but the Munger team chose this article to celebrate their first year at Science Blogs. It speaks for itself.

Corpus Callosum: psychiatrist who’s a little mad himself. A bit here, there, and everywhere, but always good fun. Has one of the longest blogrolls I’ve seen in a long time, well demonstrating his eclectic and diverse nature. His Two Views of Richat Structure is inscrutable. You can add one more reader to your Feedburner stats Mr Corpus.

That’s over and out for the C’s.

Science Blogs Reviewed – the A’s

January 10, 2007

Science Blogs is a semi-professional network of people blogging about science. Most of them are in the university system as graduates or academics, but there is the odd journalist having their say. All up there are more than 50 blogs fairly regularly updated, and the network itself has been up for a year.

I thought I would give them the eye over, and here they are, starting fom the a’s.

A Blog Around the Clock – PhD student. Writes administrative posts and links to stuff around the net. Here’s the latest from the Science Blogging Conference.

Aardvarchaeology – PhD graduate. Fairly new, only a couple of weeks. Has had his first “google hit“.

Adventures in Ethics and Science – Assistant Professor. Tries to blog about responsible science, and the issues of a scientific career.

Aetiology – Assistant Professor. Writes about the causes of disease, especially from a microbiology point of view. She has an Emerging Diseases Series which is quite comprehensive.

Afarensis – Outside the system. Interested in anthropology and has a keen sense of humour. His stuff has been anthologised.

That’s the a’s! I know you’re dying for more, and more will be forthcoming.


Curious About Science?

January 6, 2007

Nature has collected their Top 50 Science Blogs and ordered them by Technorati Ranking (most number of links).

Of course, what is and isn’t valid science is open to debate, so there is an establishment point of view in this list, but for a place to start, it’s a pretty good jumping point.

I’m still holding to my point of view that there is a huge opportunity open for the right person. The title of “Science Blogger” is there for the taking, and riches and fame await.

Come on guys, where are you all?