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It is no secret that 3 Quarks Daily is one of my favorite blogs. It’s the first blog I told my boyfriend to put on his Google Reader (he’d already added BioE, but still). Which is why I’m overjoyed to announce that 3QD has created its own prize for blogging. It’s called a Quark. Oh,…

Continuing the current discussion of the questionable quality of popular science journalism, British researcher Simon Baron-Cohen weighs in at the New Scientist with his personal experiences of misrepresented research. Baron-Cohen complains that earlier this year, several articles on his work linking prenatal testosterone levels to autistic traits, including coverage in the Guardian, were titled and…

Illustration by David Parkins, Nature Today, Nature released a news feature by Geoff Brumfiel on the downturn in mainstream science media. We’ve all known that this is happening; the alarms become impossible to ignore when Peter Dysktra and his team at CNN lost their jobs last year. For mainstream outlets like CNN or the Boston…