Whether you are new to blogs or a practised poster, Eureka’s Top 30 Science Blogs will not disappoint. After much heated debate, the Eureka team have picked 30 of their favourite science, environment, health and technology blogs. If you want to know more about the latest NHS catastrophe or climate change scandal, someone on our list will have it covered.
So, now we’ve shown you ours, we want you to show us yours. We know our 30 blogs are not exhaustive; they’re a subjective take on the best bloggers out there. We’d like you to help us us to compile the definitive list, the Top 100 Science Blogs. Send the name and url of your favourites to firstname.lastname@example.org, with “Best blogs” in the subject line.
Two that I read that are missing from this Eureka list are Neurophilosophy (yes, I know, another on scienceblogs) and Bad Science. Ben Goldacre does write for the Guardian so perhaps the Times didn't want to advertise a competing newspaper.
However, where are all the ScientificBlogging blogs? None appear on this highly subjective Top 30 but the opportunity is there to get some SB bloggers into their eventual Top 100. The email for nominations is above - and you can always copy your email in the comments below.
Here, in alphabetical order, are the Eureka selections, with descriptions removed to save space:2d goggles
Bad Astronomy by Phil Plait
A Blog Around The Clock by Bora Zivkovic
Cancer Research UK Science Update by Kat Arney, Henry Scowcroft, Ed Yong
Deltoid by Tim Lambert
Earth Watch by Richard Black
Effect Measure by “Revere”
Genetic Future by Daniel MacArthur
Gimpy’s blog by Gimpy
Jack of Kent (1)
The Intersection by Chris Mooney and Sheril Kirshenbaum
Laelaps by Brian Switek
Lay Science by Martin Robbins
The Loom by Carl Zimmer
Mind Hacks by Vaughan Bell&others
Nasa watch by Keith Cowing
Neuronculture by David DobbsNeurotopia by Scicurious and others
Not Exactly Rocket Science by Ed Yong
NHS Choices by Sir Muir Gray&others
Pharyngula by P.Z. Myers
RealClimate Various contributors
Respectful Insolence by “Orac”
Science Punk by Frank Swain
Watts Up With That? by Anthony Watts
So... what do you think?
(1) Jack of Kent is a legal blog but he has been deeply involved in the Keep Libel Out of Science campaign.