Kristin: The RiAus Facebook Page alerted me to an article on science blogging in The Advertiser today as part of the Education Now section. On top of the Science Bloggers’ Periodic Table developed by David Bradley (@sciencebase) in the UK, it seems that science blogging is a hot topic (Bridge8 is Kr here for Kristin – was the only free one that fit!).
Clare Peddie at The Advertiser says:
…sorting the good from the bad can be a challenge for students. There’s plenty of false or misleading information on the internet. Reputable bloggers list references and offer links to the original sources. They share information, respond to comments and questions, and help raise the tone of the worldwide web.
For me, there are a number of approaches to a good science blog – we tend to inform about various activities and question science in society, others like Brave New Climate provide a very solid reference point for understanding science-based issues. And Andrew Maynard (@2020science) at 2020Science is one of my favourite for the breadth and depth of the discussion and the insight into his own thinking.
I don’t have the paper in front of me, so I’m not sure who they’ve referenced apart from Corey Bradshaw at Conservation Bytes. (UPDATE 23/3/10 5:15pm: I also wanted to point out the credibility and quality of these science bloggers. Corey was just named the Scopus Young Researcher of the Year Award in the Life Sciences and Biological Sciences category. You can read more about the awards night and his research in this post.)
However, the RiAus did run a science bloggers event a couple of months ago and assembled a short list of Adelaide-based science bloggers as below. I tend to also follow these bloggers (and many others) on Twitter as a way of scanning what’s going on in science and science communications.
- @CaptainSkellett in A Schooner of Science http://aschoonerofscience.com
- Astroblog http://astroblogger.blogspot.com/
- @BraveNewClimate in Brave New Climate http://bravenewclimate.com/
- @conservbytes in Conservation Bytes http://conservationbytes.com/
- Disease of the week http://diseaseoftheweek.wordpress.com/
- And us – Bridge8 https://bridge8.wordpress.com/
We’d love to create a better list of Australian-based science and science communications bloggers. Who else can you recommend?