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Last week at a conference in Belgrade, I received a copy of the latest issue of the Serbian-language edition of Popular Science

This morning, the science blogging ecosystem just got bigger and better. More the merrier!

Our friends at Popular Science just launched a brand new blog network.

They are starting with 13 wonderful bloggers, some veterans, some new, and there will be something for everyone:

Zero Moment: Erik Sofge on our robot future
Techtiles: Emma Barker on the science behind the clothes and gadgets we wear
Biohackers: Daniel Grushkin and others on bathtub genomicists and tissue tweakers
Ignition!: Peter Madsen on the world of amateur space exploration
Our Modern Plagues: Brooke Borel on the latest contagions and infestations, and the science of fighting them
LadyBits: Arikia Millikan and others on gender and feminism in science and technology
Boxplot: Maki Naro on science through the medium of graphic narrative
Rotorhead: Chelsea Sexton on the green rebirth of the automobile and other forms of transportation
Vintage Space: Amy Shira Teitel on the history of space exploration
Under the Microscope: Jason Tetro on microbiology and the germs that define us
Unpopular Science: Rebecca Watson on the area just beyond the fringe of science
KinderLab: Kate Gammon on the science of childhood development
Eek Squad: Rebecca Boyle on creepy animals

As you may be aware, Popular Science received some pushback a couple of weeks ago for their decision to shut down comment threads on (most of) their news articles. Bloggers, on the other hand, will open up their comments and will actively moderate their commenting threads to ensure high level of discourse on their blogs. Thus, go ahead and visit them all, subscribe to their feeds, and start posting smart comments!

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  1. 1. RSchmidt 9:54 pm 10/8/2013

    I’ve mentioned this on a number of occasions and continue to recommend that sciam follow Popular Science’s lead. The comment section at sciam has become a refuge for climate deniers, creationists, theists and spammers. The number of civil, constructive discussions is sadly few and far between. If your goal is to provide a soapbox for every conspiracy theorist and religious fanatic you have succeeded but if you intended to provide a forum for stimulating discussions about science and technology, this is one of the least likely places for that to happen. Please limit comments to subscribers.

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  2. 2. Lunar Camel Co. 2:36 pm 10/11/2013

    I can’t begin to say how much I dislike the trend of publications trying to offer something for everyone. To me that signals confusion, desperation, a lack of identity. I used to look at PopSci once in a while and stopped because it became terribly shrill and link-bait-y, and more and more of the content was recycled from elsewhere, with a few “awesome!”s thrown in. Now I see they’ve slapped some photoshop lipstick on a dinosaur and suddenly they’re doing feminist science? With a single post from 4 days ago. Come on.

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  3. 3. Adrian Morgan 9:01 pm 10/12/2013

    Oh, great. An entire blog network that is not visible outside the United States. Every single one of those links leads to a “page not found”, because of’s bizzare policy of redirecting everyone to crippled regional sites like (They claim copyright reasons, but we know that’s nonsense, because every other site on the Internet doesn’t have the same problem.)

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