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The Guardian's Science Weekly: How blogs are changing science

From: Jason Phipps - Guardian
Series: Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk
Length: 38:50

Recorded at Science Online 2011 in North Carolina, we take an extended look at the world of blogging and its role in modern science; plus, who is Bora?

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In a special podcast from North Carolina, Alok Jha goes right to the heart of global science blogging at Science Online 2011.

As well as a search for answers, we also hunt down a mysterious man called Bora.

Hundreds of scientists, students, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers met to discuss how the web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and carried out.

We look at how the relatively new medium of blogging has evolved over the last few years and ask: what role does it now play and where does it fit into modern science? Is it anything new? Is it permanently changing how science is reported?

How difficult is it for women to blog about science? Why do some choose to stay anonymous?

There's even a Star Wars joke thrown in for good geeky measure.

Ed Yong tells us about Britain's blogging scene - and lets us in on the secret about whether there is any money to be made from it.

Will we get to meet the enigma who is Bora Zivkovic? Is he even real?

Plus, after meeting Jad a few weeks ago, we get to speak to the other half of NPR's Radiolab programme, Robert Krulwich.

Here are the links to all the bloggers we spoke to and the blogs we spoke about:


Mind Hacks
, by Vaughan Bell. 
Observations of a Nerd, by Christie Wilcox.
Neurotic Physiology, by Scicurious.
Science Seeker, an aggregator. 
Not Exactly Rocket Science, by Ed Yong.
Bad Astronomy, by Phil Plait.
The Loom, by Carl Zimmer.
Laelaps, by Brian Switek.
Frontal Cortex, by Jonah Lehrer.
Neuron Culture, by David Dobbs.
Superbug, by Maryn McKenna.
NeuroTribes, by Steve Silberman.
The Gleaming Retort, by John Rennie.
Science 3.0, by Mark Hahnel. 
John Hawks' Weblog.
Thoughtomics, by Lucas Brouwers.
Krulwich Wonders, by Robert Krulwich.
A Blog Around the Clock, by Bora Zivkovic.
Scientific American blogs.

Subscribe for free via iTunes to ensure every episode gets delivered. (Here is the non-iTunes URL feed).

Meet the Guardian's crack team of science bloggers:

The Lay Scientist by Martin Robbins
Life and Physics by Jon Butterworth
Punctuated Equilibrium by GrrlScientist
Political Science by Evan Harris

Follow the podcast on our Science Weekly Twitter feed and receive updates on all breaking science news stories from Guardian Science.

Email scienceweeklypodcast@gmail.com.

Guardian Science is now on Facebook. You can also join our Science Weekly Facebook group.

We're always here when you need us, listen back through our archive.

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Piece Description


In a special podcast from North Carolina, Alok Jha goes right to the heart of global science blogging at Science Online 2011.

As well as a search for answers, we also hunt down a mysterious man called Bora.

Hundreds of scientists, students, journalists, librarians, bloggers, programmers met to discuss how the web is changing the way science is communicated, taught and carried out.

We look at how the relatively new medium of blogging has evolved over the last few years and ask: what role does it now play and where does it fit into modern science? Is it anything new? Is it permanently changing how science is reported?

How difficult is it for women to blog about science? Why do some choose to stay anonymous?

There's even a Star Wars joke thrown in for good geeky measure.

Ed Yong tells us about Britain's blogging scene - and lets us in on the secret about whether there is any money to be made from it.

Will we get to meet the enigma who is Bora Zivkovic? Is he even real?

Plus, after meeting Jad a few weeks ago, we get to speak to the other half of NPR's Radiolab programme, Robert Krulwich.

Here are the links to all the bloggers we spoke to and the blogs we spoke about:


Mind Hacks
, by Vaughan Bell. 
Observations of a Nerd, by Christie Wilcox.
Neurotic Physiology, by Scicurious.
Science Seeker, an aggregator. 
Not Exactly Rocket Science, by Ed Yong.
Bad Astronomy, by Phil Plait.
The Loom, by Carl Zimmer.
Laelaps, by Brian Switek.
Frontal Cortex, by Jonah Lehrer.
Neuron Culture, by David Dobbs.
Superbug, by Maryn McKenna.
NeuroTribes, by Steve Silberman.
The Gleaming Retort, by John Rennie.
Science 3.0, by Mark Hahnel. 
John Hawks' Weblog.
Thoughtomics, by Lucas Brouwers.
Krulwich Wonders, by Robert Krulwich.
A Blog Around the Clock, by Bora Zivkovic.
Scientific American blogs.

Subscribe for free via iTunes to ensure every episode gets delivered. (Here is the non-iTunes URL feed).

Meet the Guardian's crack team of science bloggers:

The Lay Scientist by Martin Robbins
Life and Physics by Jon Butterworth
Punctuated Equilibrium by GrrlScientist
Political Science by Evan Harris

Follow the podcast on our Science Weekly Twitter feed and receive updates on all breaking science news stories from Guardian Science.

Email scienceweeklypodcast@gmail.com.

Guardian Science is now on Facebook. You can also join our Science Weekly Facebook group.

We're always here when you need us, listen back through our archive.

Broadcast History

Uploaded to guardian.co.uk on Monday 24th January 2011

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

We find out how new technology is changing the way science is reported. Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk visits Science Online 2011 in North Carolina

OUTRO:

Science Weekly from guardian.co.uk at Science Online 2011 in North Carolina.

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Vector Inversion Josh Heineman technology in Motion. NYB/NJJ 02:19
Particles Glenn Rueger Electro Lounge 2. EVO 02:02
Fabulist Laurent Levesque The Unknown. Koka 01:24
Cellular Signals Laurent Levesque The Unknown. Koka 01:20

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