This is a list  of some of the many science-related blogs I love (w/blogger’s description if available) and is sure to expand.


Amasian Science : “perspective and insight from the scientific amasian”

Confused at a higher level : “The view from a liberal arts college physics department (and deanery)”

Context and Variation : “Human behavior, evolutionary medicine… and ladybusiness.”

DrugMonkey : “DrugMonkey is an NIH-funded researcher who blogs about careerism in science. And occasionally about the science of drug use.”

Evidence Based Birth

Female Computer Scientist : “I have a PhD in Computer Science and am living the academic dream, or something.”

InBabyAttachMode : “About being a post-doc, babywearing and everything in between.”

Lab Notebooks of Career Experiments : “A record of my investigations and foibles in the search for an idyllic career as a scientist.”

Mind Hacks : “Neuroscience and psychology tricks to find out what’s going on inside your brain.”

The Neurocritic : “Deconstructing the most sensationalistic recent findings in Human Brain Imaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Psychopharmacology”

Neuroskeptic : “A neuroscientist takes a skeptical look at his own field, and beyond.”

Neurotic Physiology : “Blogging all that is good, bad, and weird in physiology and neuroscience.”

On Becoming a Domestic and Laboratory Goddess : “Dr. Isis is a physiologist at a major research university working on some terribly impressive stuff. She blogs about balancing her research career with the demands of raising small children, how to succeed as a woman in academia, and anything else she finds interesting. Also, she blogs about shoes. In fact, she blogs a lot about shoes.”

reaction norm : “neuroscience, academia, griping”

Science-based medicine : “Exploring issues and controversies in the relationship between science and medicine”

Science of Mom : “The Heart and Science of Parenting”

The Spandrel Shop : “The term ‘spandrels’ was adopted by Lewontin and Gould in a 1979 paper “to designate the class of forms and spaces that arise as necessary byproducts of another decision in design, and not as adaptations for direct utility in themselves”. I think this term can also be applied to life as a junior faculty member.”

STEMinist : “Voices of women in science, tech, engineering and math”

The Tightrope : “Searching for balance between research, family and life”

whirling whips : “breaking news & amazing stories about neurotoxins”

The White Noise : “A hit of addiction and mental illness, chased by chemistry and culture.”

Resources for academic scientists

Get a Life, PhD : “Succeed in Academia and Have a Life Too”

Medical Writing, Editing & Grantsmanship : “a central resource for advice on grantsmanship and the medical writing/editing process, notices from the NIH (including paylines) and other major grant sponsors (e.g., NSF), tidbits of biomedical research news, commentaries on research integrity”

Retraction Watch : “Tracking retractions as a window into the scientific process”

Rock Talk : “Helping you connect to the NIH perspective”


PhD Comics : “the ongoing chronicle of life (or the lack thereof) in grad school.”

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

xkcd : “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.”


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