What goes around comes around on the shameless blog-whoring front, I reckon. A positive spin-off from the Truth In Science debacle was the happy discovery of a number of excellent UK, or UK-based, science bloggers of whom I was previously unaware. I’m sure there is more excellent stuff out there, and I’d like to know where it is. So if you write about science and are from or are currently based on this side of the Pond (ex-pats also welcome), link to yourself in the comments and I’ll add you to the list below. Everyone else, tell me about the relevant people in your blog-roll.
- Bad Science - Ben Goldacre keeps an eye on the relentless ignorance of the British media. Poor man.
- Bunsen Burner. Some excellent general science writing (it’s not been active for a couple of months though).
- Connaissances. A geologically-inclined poet currently living in France.
- Darren Naish: Tetrapod Zoology. A paleontologist who actually gets to study dinosaurs.
- Dr Petra Boynton - an evidence-based approach to sex and relationship issues.
- dotdotdot - contrary to the tagline, she apparently does now have a PhD.
- El Gentraso - Science writer focussing on evolution, ecology and conservation.
- Gooseania - surviving a Maths PhD in Manchester.
- homunculus - Philip Ball gets people to pay him to write about science. Bastard.
- inkyCircus - Still one third British, which is enough to qualify them for our football team (they'd probably be an improvement too).
- Leaves on the Line - Andrew Jaffe, an astrophysicist at Imperial College, London.
- The Neurophilosopher’s weblog - cognitive science and other things biological.
- Postblogger - biochemist/botanist riffing on the traumas of being a post-doc (except on Thursdays).
- Post Doc Ergo Propter Doc - chemistry postdoc, and not afraid to complain about it.
- Ramblings of a Scientist - of Dr. Jim, to be precise.
- Sane Scientist - not so sure of that myself...
- The Scientific Activist - an American biologist in Oxford.
- A Somewhat Old, But Capacious Handbag - Miss Prism opines on cakes and biology.
- Stoat - climate science commentary.
- Transient Reporter - survived British bording school, so academia holds no fears for him.
- The Unbearable Lightness of Being a Postdoc - Iknownotwhattodo, another biologist stuck in post-doc limbo.
Keep them coming - then who knows? We can coordinate on any more MP nagging, follow up on Postblogger’s suggestion for our very own carnival, and, more importantly, think about getting together in a pub somewhere…