Greetings from rainy but very temperate Montreal! And a special welcome to those who’ve found us through stumbleupon.
On the subject of how people find webpages, I wanted to take a few moments to share some of my favorite (non-political) blogs. Also, non-Dave’s old friends from high school, though that might make a good addition as well. We have a very limited blogroll on the side, and we’re trying to keep things primarily science-oriented. Still, here are a few things you might enjoy.
- The Planet Money Podcast from NPR. It’s a uniformly excellent, but somewhat unorthodox look at issues in economics. A few weeks back they had a very interesting story in the economics of space travel, bringing everything full circle. Earlier this week they also interviewed:
- Tim Harford, aka “The Undercover Economst.” I particularly like the way that Harford turns everyday experiences into mini-economics lessons.
- Cosmic Variance is a truly excellent blog on current issues in physics, astrophysics, and cosmology by a bunch of young hotshots in the field. Unlike a lot of science journalism online, these folks are the real deal.
- Bad Astronomy is the science blog by Astronomer Phil Plait (who is not, himself, a bad astronomer). It is primarily devoted to debunking misconceptions and untruths in science, and is a very entertaining read.
- The Panda’s Thumb, a top-notch blog on evolution, and the political events surrounding it.
This is, by no means, either a ranked or a complete list. Just a few things you might enjoy.