Fun with Science Blogs

I’m a non-scientist who has has cobbled together a very partial understanding of science from whatever training I had in high school or college, whatever I read touching on science thereafter, and whatever PBS and BBC documentaries I’ve managed to watch (before I had kids and after they came of documentary-watching age, more recently). We polymath-wannabes have to troll the back alleys of the—oh, it’s called the interweb now, is it?—for what we can get. I like that some kids are using blogs for science writing.

Samantha J., a high school student recently wrote about climate change and its effect on butterflies in Massachusetts.

Here’s a whole high school biology class with its own web page..

Sarah Laskow and Charles Choi blog about science writing. Here’s Sarah’s piece on real books as sources.

Marc Kuchner has an interesting post about improvisational acting as a tool for scientists at soapboxscience, the guest blog area of the journal Nature’s website.

A Weddell seal (Leptonychotes weddellii) holds an Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni), one of the lucrative fish found in the Antarctic’s waters.[from]

Also at, I’ve been checking out  Nature’s Boston Blog and the schemes and memes blog.

The Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education blog, though mostly full of news items rather than thought-pieces, is also pretty good.

What science or informal science blogs do you follow? I’d love to build a list here.

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