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Nominations - Best Science Blog

Nominate your choice for Best Science Blog.

A couple of notes:

  • You can nominate yourself; don't be shy.
  • The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough...
  • In some cases the list of finalists may contain sites not publically nominated.
  • This contest is about fun - find some new blogs to read by following the links.
To nominate a blog leave the name of the blog; the main URL for the blog; and the URL for a RSS/Atom feed (if possible) in the comment section. For example (Note that Wizbang is not eligible for nomination in any category):

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Comments (88)

Dr. Joan Bushwell's Chimpanzee Refuge

Incredibly prolific science writer David Bradley finds time to create one of the most insightful science blogs around. As The Guardian said - it's often irreverent, ocassionally irrelevant - and I'd add "olways intelligent".

Incredibly prolific science writer David Bradley finds time to create one of the most insightful science blogs around. As The Guardian said - it's often irreverent, ocassionally irrelevant - and I'd add "olways intelligent".



A community-driven science news forum and blog pre-dates Digg by dozens of months. Everything from astronomy to zoology by way of nanotechnology. SciScoop is not afraid of controversial conjecture and even has a special section dedicated to the cause.

The Panda's Thumb

Ouroboros: Research in the biology of aging


Sorry, I didn't read the instructions...the feed for the blog I just nominated is


I'd love to nominate Uncertain Principles (RSS). Chad Orzel consistently dishes out thoughtful posts on science (often at levels accessible to the public), life as a scientist, and also importantly, advice for younger scientists.

The n-Category Cafe:


Cocktail Party Physics:


Language Log:


(Yes, I consider linguistics a science, even though I was trained as a physicist! More importantly, that's how the people at Language Log treat the subject.)

Good Math, Bad Math:


Dr. Laundry’s Blog,www.drlaundryblog.com, launched in May 2006. The blog aims to provide information on the science of laundry, tips and tricks, as well as stain removing hints. Dr. Laundry has worked at Clorox in research and development for more than 30 years.

I would like to nominate myself. I think I did a couple of pretty good blog carnivals, a bit of debunking, and a podcast integrated into the site for reporting news. It's also the first year I've done the blog.
Thanks for having a science category this year.

Darren Naish's Tetrapod Zoology

And PZ Myers' Pharyngula, already nominated above.

Highly Allochthonous.

An excellent geology blog.


I'd like to nominate Martin Brazeau for
The Lancelet

The Scientific Activist

In its first year, it managed to single-handedly take down a Bush Administration appointee censoring science at NASA and was featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Nature Magazine.

Botany Photo of the Day:


showcases awesome photos and a bit of information about each species or ecosystem featured.

The Houston Chronicle's science blog, hosted by their science editor, Eric Berger:
(no RSS/Atom feed available, to my knowledge..)

Developing Intelligence, for it's fantastic breakdown of cutting-edge cognitive science:



Jason Rosenhouse blogs mainly about the evolution / creation dispute, but also writes about mathematics, chess, atheism, etc.



good mix of biology, public health, epidemiology, with some culture and humor thrown in

I nominate Centauri Dreams, Paul Gilster's excellent "review of research issues in deep space exploration." Anyone interested in deep space astronomy in general should visit this blog.

Centauri Dreams

Sciguy for sure. Very accessible, broad interest, run by a science trained journalist.

The Science Creative Quarterly

Writing contests with cash prizes... a textbook on the way... funny content... it's the shiz!

Dr.Katte's Blog

SciGuy by Eric Berger at the Houston Chronicle.

Great choices of topics in popular and professional science by the editor, including continuous posting on nanotechnology, astronomy and space exploration, physics and cosmology, GW and alternative energy, evolutionary biology and genetics, and especially meteorology and hurricanes.

Posts include regular podcast interviews with some of the leading scientists and specialists of our time, as well as political leaders who are directly involved in expanding our nation's R&D programs.

Berger draws on the very significant scientific resources available to him in the Houston area, including Houston's tremendous resources in the energy industry, NASA's JSC, the Texas Medical Center, M.D. Andersen Cancer Center, Rice University's renowned nanotech research program founded by the late Rick Smalley, Paul Chu's Superconductivity Research Center at UH, and many many others.

Highly accessible, highly diversified interests, and a wide range of opinions and views expressed in the comments with spirited debate and wry humour.

Amateurs as well as professionals contribute to the comments section so it is not an echo chamber for specialists or carried out on an inaccessible level beyond the public's understanding.

I nominate Visions, the University of Missouri-Rolla's blog about sci-tech (mostly) and anything else the contributors feel like posting.


Some good astrnomy news and information:

Astroprof's Page

I nominate Al Fin.
Great Info, Great Science Links!

Searching for Truth
Philosophy & Physics

Particle Physics
Neutrinos & light humour

Astronomy & Astro-Physics
Making Sciences accessible


Science and Reason


In-depth articles on important open questions in science.

A somewhat old, but capacious handbag
largely because it's an excellent, personal and funny UK-based blog, but also because wings and a halo have always done it for me...

Scientia Natura: Evolution and Rationality


Best science blog. Bar none.

This has the most fascinating space and physics (Astrophysics?) pictures and posts! Quasar9 is educating me, and I'm absolutely hooked!


A great science blog written by a wonderful and kind person. A combination that can't be beat.


I nominate Quasar9 because he can somehow talk both science and everday dialog seemlessly and is always entertaining and enlightening.


Darn, I posted a comment a couple of days ago with quite a few links to some of the best science blogs out there and it never showed up - do I have to try again?

I'd like to nominate:

As the Garden Grows

There isn't an outdoor, nature or gardening category so I'm nominating this educational gardening blog in this category.

I ditto the nomination for Visions, UMR's research blog.


This is an excellent - educational - professional blog written by a great man.


Ok I guess I'll have to nominate myself.


Think of it as water-cooler talk with your local friendly Cell Biologist.

Astronomy Picture of the Day


Good Math, Bad Math

Quasar9 ~ Fabulous, educational, entertaining.



That was the beginning.

Here's the feed for my blog:

Many thanks to Jake for the nomination!

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