These are a few of my favorite things

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.

  1. 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:
  2. Tim Harford, aka “The Undercover Economst.” I particularly like the way that Harford turns everyday experiences into mini-economics lessons.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

-Dave

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2 Responses to These are a few of my favorite things

  1. Jen says:

    Hi! Just FYI, the Panda’s Thumb link is also to the Bad Astronomy blog. Is this the correct link?
    http://pandasthumb.org/
    P.S. Love the blog, keep up the good work!

  2. dave says:

    Indeed. Thanks for the edit!

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