Physics World Web Life: Swans on Tea
Swans on Tea is a blog written Tom Swanson, an atomic physicist at the US Naval Observatory who posts under the nickname swansont – hence the name of his blog.
Three posts a day is not uncommon, although many of these entries are quite short, consisting only of links to news stories, online videos, or photos, plus some brief comments from Swanson. Longer posts involving the author’s own work or non-work activities are much rarer, dwarfed by the sheer quantity of interesting stuff he manages to find elsewhere on the Internet.
Nothing you didn’t already know. Just in case you were wondering, though, I was not interviewed (meaning they actually read the blog). I heard about it when someone gave me an attaboy, and have been waiting for the online version to appear.
Awesome new physics blogs
Which reminds me that my blogroll disappeared at some point in my layout reshuffling, and I should do something about that someday…
Eureka’s Top 30 Science Blogs
It’s not April 1 or anything, but somehow a climate denial site is listed at #30 (the list is alphabetical — can you guess watt it is?). And there’s an aggregator site listed as well, so it’s really the top 28.
Giant’s Shoulders #12 is up at thoughts from gut bacteria.
The next Giant’s Shoulders is being hosted by fellow-SFN-blogger ecoli at Thoughts From Gut Bacteria
I meant to link to this before, but forgot until I ran across it again — 3 Quarks Daily is going to award prizes for good posts in the blogohedron
[I]n the interest of encouraging and rewarding good writing in the blogosphere, we have decided to start awarding four prizes every year in the respective areas of Science, Arts & Literature, Politics, and Philosophy for the best blog post in those fields. Here’s how it’s going to work:
Starting next month, the prizes will be awarded every year on the two solstices and the two equinoxes. So, we will announce the winner of the science prize on June 21, the arts and literature prize on September 22, the politics prize on December 21, and the philosophy prize on March 20, 2010.
You can read the announcement and rules here
Feel free to nominate any post you like — mine or anybody else’s.
Voting is now open. Here’s the list of nominees.
Women in Science: 50 Must Read Bloggers
Women have long played an important role in scientific developments and discourse, however, this role has historically received relatively less recognition and coverage as compared to their male counterparts. Over the last few years, however, blogging has opened up a way for leading women in science to bring to light the important improvements women have made, the struggles they still encounter, and the strategies they set up for their work to be recognized.
In this article, we highlight and recognize what we consider to be the 50 best blogs covering the vital roles played by women in science
The Giants’ Shoulders # 8 is up at Greg Laden’s Blog
Stephanie did the research, and now has written an article about Why physics teachers should read blogs for The Physics Teacher, and here’s a link to the director’s cut in which she says a few nice things about me, and has several links, and links to links (but AFAICT no links to links about links, or links to links about lynx)