Neuron Culture

I was thrilled this morning to learn that this humble, erratic blog was named one of Top 30 Science Blogs by Eureka, the new monthly science magazine recently launched by the Times of London. I find myself among some most admirable company, including giants, longtime favorites of my own, and a few blogs new-to-me-but-presumably-really-good-anyway.

Given my history of ambivalence about blogging, my sporadic rhythm, my not-best-practice of ranging far and wide, and my generally low traffic, I find this recognition a surprise, but a happy one. I feel a bit like I’ve been upgraded (possible in this one context) from Sean Penn to Sally Field.

It’s also gratifying in two other ways. As I make most of my living writing for print, I find it heartening as well to get this recognition from a wonder of wonders — a print monthly that just launched, despite much noise about (and evidence for) the demise of serious print journalism. That it comes from the UK, where I’ll likely be moving later this year to work on my new book for a while, makes it that much sweeter.

So thanks, Eureka, and thanks especially to regular readers — and welcome to new ones.


  1. #1 Dan Ferber
    February 3, 2010

    Congrats, David! The honor is well deserved.


  2. #2 DeLene
    February 3, 2010

    Many congrats, you deserve it! From “toleration” to “like” — do you really feel that way? You are much too hard on yourself.

  3. #3 David
    February 3, 2010

    Congrats! I saw the list this morning and was happy to see you on it. Well deserved.

  4. #4 Ed Yong
    February 3, 2010


    Mark Henderson at the Times is a good chap and he fully gets that the supposed fall of specialist science reporting doesn’t mean that the public appetite for science is decreasing. He’s pushed the Times to start filling the void.

  5. #5 David Dobbs
    February 3, 2010

    Thanks, all!

  6. #6 ic dekorasyonu
    February 3, 2010

    hi.thank you for this post..
    it’s really search but i found that..

  7. #7 John Puleio
    February 4, 2010

    Dave – Great News… good a reason as any to keep the science flowing to pedestrians such as myself! – John

  8. #8 Randy
    February 4, 2010

    David, Great job and congrats. Sally Field is still around? Are You kidding me…

  9. #9 Tom Levenson
    February 5, 2010

    Mazel Tov.

    And deserved.

    Where in England will you base yourself? The metrop., or one of the university cities?

  10. #10 Steve
    February 12, 2010

    That Sally Fields is something else. I have always liked her.

  11. #11 Grinder
    March 1, 2010

    I love sally Fields and everything about her… Thanks

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