The blogging world is teaming with talented writers that have sucked me right into topics that I didn’t even know I wanted to know. The more I read, the more I appreciate just how cool all kinds of science are, and I want to share some of my favorite blogs with you.
When you’ve got some free time, brew up some coffee, find a comfy chair, pull your laptop close, and get ready to fall down a few rabbit holes with these great blogs:
AGU Blogosphere is a community of earth and space science blogs hosted by the American Geophysical Union. There are lots of different great blogs to explore here, but I’ve been drawn most to these:
- GeoEdTreck – Dr. G talks about education and outreach in the geosciences
- The Field – A place for any scientist to share their adventures from the field
- The Plainspoken Scientist – Science Communication brought to you by AGU’s Sharing Science program
Small Pond Science is another community of bloggers. They share intriguing insight into how scientists from all kinds of academic institutions handle research, teaching, and mentoring.
Dispatches from the Field shares engaging stories and wonderful pictures from biologists in the field.
Shaken, Not Stirred is a place full of stories where you can learn about the science behind earthquakes and gain tools to get prepared (just in case).
Stories in Science is an outlet for any scientist to share their story using personal sentiment sprinkled with cool science.
The Prairie Ecologist is another biology blog filled with beautiful pictures and discussion all about prairie ecology, restoration, and management.
Geotripper is a blog just packed full of pictures and tales of field trips and cool geology found along the way.
Engage is my personal favorite place to find blog posts and videos of all things science.
Open Science Database is where you can find easy to read summaries of the latest scientific studies funded by your tax dollars.
Do you have any personal favorites? I’d love to hear your suggestions!