Category Archives: Web

Discussions about the World Wide Web.

Scientia Pro Publica #3

If you like reading science blog posts written for public consumption, you might be interested in the third edition of the Scientia Pro Publica blog carnival. Given all the current attention to the swine flu, it's no surprise that this edition has a special section just for it, although I also have a vested interest in promoting the blog carnival since it includes my explanation of the potential confusion when referring to cosmological distances.

Science Gossip

Prompted by the Evilutionary Biologist's response to an article in Nature, I have been working on a web site in my insufficient spare time during the previous month. The Evilutionary Biologist makes the good point that the science coverage in newspapers has been terrible, in contrast to the improving coverage by blogs. Not that all science coverage in "traditional media" is terrible, but there is an awful amount of crap written by "journalists" who don't not know what they're talking about, not to mention that so many of them simply rehash press releases and don't even care if they're true.

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The Giant's Shoulders #10

Every scientist stands on the shoulders of giants as they add just a little bit more to what their intellectual forbears had achieved in science. In the same vein and as the host for the April edition of The Giant's Shoulders, I stand on the shoulders of the previous giant (singular), The Evilutionary Biologist, where I link to blog posts talking about classic papers in science and important people or concepts in the history of science. And Curving Normality will be the next host in May.