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Wescott’s Best of the Science Blogs. World Series Edition.

Hey, David here again.  I thought I’d share a couple of links that are relevant this time of year – they touch on the baseball playoffs and Halloween.  The other links aren’t really time-sensitive but I think they’re amazing anyway. Baseball’s dirty little secret.  Most avid baseball fans will tell you this has been one of the most exciting and well-played World Series in several years.  What most fans don’t know, however, is the story that Sarah Simpson at Discovery…
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Wescott’s Weekly Update: Best of the Science Blogs.

David Wescott here with my weekly round up of the best of the science blogs. The science blogosphere is incredibly diverse, so I’m sharing a little bit of everything this week. Yes there WILL be basketball.  OK, so Darlene’s beloved 76ers may not be playing for a while.  But that hasn’t stopped Rhet Allain at WIRED’s dot physics blog from explaining how to optimize a basketball shot.   If you need a hoops fix and can’t wait for the college…
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Wescott’s (not so) Weekly Update: Best of the Science Blogs. Evil Volcano Lair Edition.

David Wescott here again. Well, the good news is I have a job that keeps me busy.  The bad news?  I don’t get to share as much wholesome sciencey goodness with everyone here as much as I’d like to.  But I’m back with some great examples of what science bloggers are seeing, doing, and thinking that everyone can enjoy… The best evil volcano lair EVER.  Erik Klemetti at Wired Science Blogs’ Eruptions gives us all some hints on Dr. Evil’s…
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Wescott’s Weekly Update: Best of the Science Blogs. Natural Disasters Edition.

OK, so there’s been a lot going on, especially on the East Coast – we’re looking at earthquakes, hurricanes, and the possibility that your home could be overrun by mutant ants.  (OK, kidding about the ant part.) (But not really.) So here are some links that fit the times: The science of predicting hurricanes.  Boston is bracing for Irene, and Tinker Ready at Nature.com’s Boston Blog is sharing some of the best thinking from the best brains on this. Following…
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Wescott’s Weekly Update – Best of the Science Blogs.

Hey, David here again with more wholesome sciencey goodness from the blogosphere.   I’m trying to put something out there for everyone this week, so here goes: The Science of Beauty.  Have you ever wondered what makes something beautiful?  Turns out it’s a lot of things.  Abi Millar at Elements breaks down a few of them. An Almost Perfect Murder.  Deborah Blum at PLoS Blogs’ Speakeasy Science writes chemistry lessons in the form of strange-but-true murder mysteries.  It’s so cool….
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Wescott’s Best of the Science Blogs. Summer Blockbuster Edition.

It’s that time of year again – sunshine, baseball, picnics, and of course, bigger-than-life movies.   Science bloggers are in on the fun too.  Here’s a movie-themed list of recent posts from some of our favorite blogs… An Open Letter to Steven Spielberg.  One of the world’s coolest dinosaur researchers gives some creative advice to one of the world’s coolest dinosaur movie-makers about a potential Jurassic Park IV.  From Brian Switek at Smithsonian.com’s Dinosaur Tracking blog. A REAL Planet of…
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Wescott’s Weekly Update: I’m Batman.

So there was some cool bat-related knowledge in the science blogosphere this week.  It’s fun to share, so… The Vine With Its Own Bat Signal.  Sarah Zielinsky at Smithsonian’s Surprising Science features a story about a plant with a unique shape that seems to be designed to work with the sonar that bats use to find food.  The plants need the bats to spread their pollen, so it’s kind of a win-win.  I also saw a piece about this at…
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Wescott’s Weekly Round-up: telling stories

It’s been said many times that the best way to explain science (and a great many other things) is to tell a good story.   So this week I’m linking to three really good stories plus one post about stories. Not your typical vacation in Cancun.  Here’s what Dr. Alistair Dove at Deep Sea News likes to do when he goes to Mexico – a little sun, some nice waves, and a LOT of whale sharks.   Yes, he has…
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Wescott’s Weekly Update – there’s a new blog network in town.

Hey all – Scientific American launched its much-anticipated blog network this month, and it’s a diverse and interesting group of scientists and science writers.  I thought I’d share a couple of links from the new network, but you should check them all out.  Of course, the science blogosphere is huge, and there are plenty of great writers and stories to choose from, so I’m also including a couple of links from other networks.  I recommend: A discussion with a different…
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Wescott’s not-so-Weekly Update: now with bonus guilt and apologies

OK, so it hasn’t exactly been a “weekly” update of links to the best in the science blogosphere.  I’d like to say I’m too busy with work but watching Darlene jet around to places like Netroots Nation and so on I really have no excuse.   So to make it up I’ve put together a double helping of links and I’ll try to get back into the swing of things.  Here we go… This is your brain on Ocean.  …
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