November 2010

Science Blog Roundup

Health Blog
The Wall Street Journal’s blog Health Blog offers news and analysis on health and the business of health. Blogs
In addition to featuring its own science news blog called The Great Beyond, this website from Nature Publishing Group also compiles a list of third-party science blogs and ranks them by category (medicine, neuroscience, physics, etc.) and posting frequency.

Science Blog
More hard science than opinion, Science Blog features stories on lab breakthroughs and important studies that lay the groundwork for the headline-grabbing features you find on the covers of the big journals. Visit this site to read about the research behind the research.

A massive compendium of original material, ScienceBlogs has something for every kind of scientist. Written by journalists, grad students, professors and whoever else wants to contribute, the site is a mixed bag of scientific, legal and political posts. In particular, the science posts run the gamut from medical and life sciences to information science and humanities.

This blog by Science magazine probably is the best general science site out there. It has a simple layout and straightforward, well-written posts, which contain actual sources and reporting.

The Daily Scan
One of three blogs sponsored by GenomeWeb, The Daily Scan presents a combination of in-house posts and stories featured on other blogs. With the rest of the site focused on industry, the postings tend to be a bit more professional than on other blogs.

This blog on the New York Times website “sifts through medical research and expert opinions for practical advice to help readers take control of their health and live well every day.” The New York Times website also has an excellent Science section that is updated daily.

Geoffrey Hunt ( is an ASBMB science policy fellow.


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