New blogs!

Busy today and have family visiting from out of town, so I’ll take a few minutes instead to highlight some fairly new blogs.

First I’ll note that my friend and colleague over in the Biology department, John Logsdon, has a new blog: Sex, Genes, and Evolution. He’s a real live evolutionary biologist working on a number of projects revolving around, well, sex and genes. And he has great hair.

Second, the American Society for Microbiology now has an official blog, Small Things Considered, written by past ASM president Moselio Schaechter. I’ve been meaning to mention it for awhile and keep forgetting, so if you’re new to it, you might want to check out his 6 month update post along with the rest of the microbiology content.

Third, Scienceblogs has been steadily adding additional blogs, and the newest one will likely interest many of you who read the HIV denial and intelligent design/creationism posts here: denialism blog, written by Mark and Chris Hoofnagle.

Finally, my blogroll maintenance has fallen by the wayside. Since I’ve had little time to devote to blogging period in the last few months, my efforts have been focused mostly on content and the other stuff has been ignored. So, I know there are a number of other blogs out there that I should probably add to ye olde blogroll, and I’ll probably do an overhaul after finals are over next week. If you have a blog, or know of a good one out there that I should check out, feel free to add suggestions in the comments.


  1. #1 J-Dog
    May 3, 2007

    We can tell you’ve been busy – hope things mellow out for you soon. IMO, you shold add Kristine Harley’s Amused Muse to your blogroll.

    She is a past winner of PZ’s Best Poster Award, and she is a solid contributer to After The Bar Closes usual smackdown of Dr. Dr. Knucklehead William Dembski’s Uncommonly Dense blog.;act=SF;f=14

    We look forward to your after-the-finals blogging!

  2. #2 Hsien Lei
    May 3, 2007

    How timely! I was just about to email and tell you I’ve left Genetics and Health and moved to my own independent space at Hope you’ll come by to visit! 🙂

  3. #3 Sara
    May 3, 2007

    Good suggestions! I gotta mention Dr. Hsien Lei’s new blog, Eye on DNA. She is so full of personality! She previously was the Health & Science editor for b5 and has now gone indie. She is off to a great start so for those interested in genetics:

  4. #4 Hsien Lei
    May 3, 2007

    Pssst, Sara. Check’s in the mail. 😉

  5. #5 Sara
    May 3, 2007

    Hsien, how funny! Our comments just coincided – I didn’t see yours until after I posted! Good luck to ALL you science bloggers. 🙂

  6. #6 Lab Lemming
    May 4, 2007

    If you’re interested in a geology blog that explains the relationship between what we actually measure and what we think it means, take a look at The usual life story and pseudoscience diversions are also present.

  7. Please consider adding The EPIDEMIOLOGIC.ORG Network sites to your blogroll- especially given the close ties between your website and epidemiology.


    Epidemiologic Inquiry:
    Epidemiology Forum:
    Epidemiology Job Board:
    Epidemiology Fellowship Board:

  8. #8 John Logsdon
    May 6, 2007

    Thanks for the plug, Tara! Now that classes are over, I’m digging in a bit more on my blog.

    Note that even though I am now a member of the LFHCfS, I’m re-upping the call for cutting my hair! It gets hot here in Iowa in the summer…

  9. #9 Shalini
    May 7, 2007

    Tara,perhaps you’d like to check out mine:

  10. Thanks for the blogroll, never knew these were out there.