The big news in science blogging this past week was the launch of scienceblogging.org, which aggregates science blog feeds. It currently includes the big science blogging networks (Scientopia (of course!), Scienceblogs.com, Nature Network Blogs), as well as the blogs at Discover, Scientific American, WIRED Science, Popular Mechanics and many others. It currently lacks the feeds of independent science bloggers, but hopefully that will change in the near future.
Some of my recent reading:
Science and Nature
- Neurophilosophy: Illusions of bodily awareness adapted for the pub (amaze your friends!)
- The Thoughtful Animal: Did Dogs Gain Their Social Intelligence by Accident? and Book Review: The Invisible Gorilla (with videos)
- Are We Alone podcast: What's Your Poison?
- Microbe World podcast: Susan Golden on Clocks for Life
- NPR: Why a brush with death triggers the slo-mo effect
- Jonah Lehrer @ The Frontal Cortex: Sex is Stressful, But Good for You
- Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Head bangers' whiplash
- Skepchick: Ask Surly Amy: Genetically Modified Food
- Uncertain Principles: Algebra and Circuit Breakers (on systematic thinking)
- Not Exactly Rocket Science: Genes and Culture: [Oxytocin receptor] gene influences social behaviour differently in Americans and Koreans
- New York Times: Outdoors and Out of Reach, Studying the Brain
- TomMelee on Metafilter on how to sniff for spiders
- Child's Play: Developmental Origins of Numerical Cognition (first in a series on developmental dyscalculia)
- Technology Review: Heartbeats at the speed of light (video)
- Slightlywarped.com's Curiosities: Bees Under Glass
- Periodic Table of Videos: Plants & Chemistry
- Twisted Bacteria: Year of Biodiversity: only for cute animals and plants?
- Lifehacker: How to keep your yard and garden pest-free without harsh chemicals.
Medicine & Health
- Not Exactly Rocket Science: Disease by coincidence - why we're caught in the crossfire of a hidden war.
- Science Daily: Memory Researchers Explain Latest Findings on Improving the Mind, Stopping Memory Loss (on the importance of REM sleep)
- White Coat Underground: Sinus infections: what we do and don't know
- Tessera @ The Lay Scientist: Food Allergies - Fact, Fiction and Fad
- Virginia Hughes: Charting the social brain (brain scans of children with autism) and Misbehaving mice (a mouse model of autism)
- Sascha Karber @ Knight Science Journalism Tracker: Acupuncture's dubious past in Germany (and also see Orac's Another pointless "acupuncture" study misinterpreted)
- Whiz Bang: Heavy Metal (on iron and kidney disease)
- Consumerist: What a Salmonella Outbreak Looks Like to the CDC
History of Science
- Neurotic Physiology: BEHOLDE! Giant's Shoulders Edition 26: Fools, Frauds and FAILURES (blog carnival about classic science papers)
- The Scientist: John Snow's "Grand Experiment", 1855 (linking cholera and the water supply in London)