Science has always interested me, I discovered one great thing about having five children was being able to use having children as an excuse to do weird science experiments. I think we were one of the few houses in the neighborhood where homemade volcanoes, crystal growing, sea monkeys and microscopes were a regular part of our days. In the blogosphere there are many who share their love of all things scientific.
You could spend hours on the main site of Science Blogs reading blogs on a number of different topics related to science. While I recommend the whole site, there were a few blogs that I found especially interesting.
Angry Toxicologist first drew my attention because of the name. Visions of the Toxic Avenger came to mind, but the content when I visited was what kept me reading. I found the post on "Stupidity about cancer and meat" to be especially interesting since as an avid griller, the information shared was not only eye opening but done in a manner that made the whole discussion about HCA risk understandable.
Math is not one of my strong suits, yet I enjoyed both the math and the personal posts written on Good Math -Bad Math. I had no idea that the topic of math could create that much fun or that much discussion.
I’m a political blogger, so I tend to like "ranters" the subtitle of Mike the Mad Biologist caught my attention, "Mad rantings about politics, evolution, and microbiology." How does one manage that all in one blog? Mike does…I especially enjoyed his post about molecular evolution.
Part of the Wired network the Wired Science blog is also a recommended read. Right now the main focus is on Tropical storm Gustav and it’s possible impact on the U.S. Energy Industry. The post on subliminal cues is also a very thought provoking piece.
The debate over is Pluto a planet or not is one I’ve followed, a post on that over at Live Science was of special interest to me, but there are quite a few other topics focused on that might interest you. In addition to the material on the blog some of the science news feeds shared there make this blog doubly worth the click.
There is an informational/educational aspect to blogging that I think at times gets missed. Blogs like this are not only great sources of information and discussion but they also give us the ability to learn just a bit more about this world we live in.
When she’s not playing with test tubes and Petri dishes, Lisa Renee can be found on Glass City Jungle or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.