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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Following Science on the Web



A post only tangential to mathematics today....
This week Wired Magazine posted a list of the "27 Best Feeds to Follow In the World of Science":
http://www.wired.com/2015/08/the-new-cultural-literacy-science-feeds/

Aside from the hyperbole (as Wired is prone to) of such a claim -- finding the 27 "best" out of three-gajillion science-related feeds -- I wasn't all-that-happy with their list, despite many fine entries. So decided to see what I'd come up with attempting to pick my own 27 favorite science-oriented Web feeds (sort of a quick, initial draft, and I limited myself to science-folks who had BOTH an active twitter feed and website).

I didn't include "math" feeds, and my bias towards physics versus biology/life-sciences may be evident, but here's the eclectic list, with the twitter handles/links, followed by their associated webpages. The order is random except for lumping the 10 magazines and collaborations together at the beginning, and the 17 individuals after those (and amazingly, only one of these shows up on the Wired list -- different strokes for different folks!):

@QuantaMagazine          https://www.quantamagazine.org/
@NautilusMag                 http://nautil.us/
@AeonMag                      http://aeon.co/magazine/
@NPRscience                  http://www.npr.org/sections/science/
@FQXi                             http://fqxi.org/community
@CosmosMagazine         https://cosmosmagazine.com/
@AmSciMag                   http://www.americanscientist.org/
@NYTScience                 http://www.nytimes.com/section/science
@RadioLab                      http://www.radiolab.org/
@WorldSciFest                http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/

@Tom_Siegfried              https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/context
@ivanoransky                   http://retractionwatch.com/
@lpachter                          https://liorpachter.wordpress.com/
@skdh                               http://backreaction.blogspot.com/
@StartsWithABang          https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang
@SteveStuWill                 http://www.stevestewartwilliams.com/
@ProfSimons                    http://blog.dansimons.com/
@cfchabris                        http://blog.chabris.com/
@JimalKhalil                    http://www.jimal-khalili.com
@SeanMCarroll                http://preposterousuniverse.com/
@EdYong209          http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/blog/not-exactly-rocket-science/ 
@IanSample                     http://www.theguardian.com/profile/iansample
@CarlZimmer                   http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/blog/the-loom/
@Horganism                     http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/
@NotEvenWrong             http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress
@JenLucPiquant               http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cocktail-party-physics/
@DanAriely                      http://danariely.com/

...Please let me know ASAP if you find any of these links are incorrect or broken (...and hope you find 1 or 2 here that are new to you and worthwhile).


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