Each week I will try to list the diaries that focused either on science or a problem science will be used to solve. I'm calling this series "Nerd Network News" or "NNN." That is, if it gains in recognition and members want to see it continue. I am experimenting with the format, which will change as I get suggestions and when I figure out a system.
The categories I have listed cover what I consider to be the most politically relevant sciences. If there is a category you would like to see included, altered, or removed please leave the suggestion below and I will consider it. I am very flexible.
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These diaries are not listed in any particular order and I am not vouching for their quality. Next week I will try to write a summary or cut and paste what I consider relevant passages from the diary itself. I also will somehow highlight the diaries that have more research, links or the most substance. This will allow you to quickly find the most educational diaries if you do not have the time to view them all. This week was spent figuring out a format.
If Newsie8200 ever tells you, "This really is not difficult," or "It does not take me long," you can tell them, from me, that they are full of crap. I have gained a whole new level of amazement that the "week's missed diaries" ever gets done.
Some criteria for future diaries I will be including in "NNN" (Others may be added):
- Diary must have verifiable sources.
- Copyright standards must be followed. The sources must be quoted in part and referenced (no complete articles).
- Writer must comment or show some analysis of the article (no "link only" diaries)
I may also include commentary of my own when I feel like it.
I will be adding to a list of dKos writers. These are people that consistently post quality diaries on a scientific subject matter, or I know they are well versed in science. I am still trying to figure out who everyone is, so this will take awhile. If you are on the list and do not want to be, let me know and I will remove you. A list of science based blogs will also be added as I get to know them and find the most accurate and educational. If you have any favorite writers or blogs list them below and I will consider adding them (if I like them or you can convince me they are worth adding). The list of dKos writers and blogs will be at the bottom.
Please feel free to make suggestions, as this is a work in progress. Or let me know by the poll if you find this series helpful.
If I missed someone's diary, I apologize in advance. Please feel free to add it in the comment section. This, of course, is not going to be nearly as fun as C&J, although science humor is always welcome.
Featured dKos Diary
Picture of the week
Quote of the Week
This Week in Science History (from TODAY IN SCIENCE HISTORY)
Born 25 Dec 1642; died 20 Mar 1727.
English physicist and mathematician, who was the culminating figure of the scientific revolution of the 17th century. In optics, his discovery of the composition of white light integrated the phenomena of colours into the science of light and laid the foundation for modern physical optics. In mechanics, his three laws of motion, the basic principles of modern physics, resulted in the formulation of the law of universal gravitation. In mathematics, he was the original discoverer of the infinitesimal calculus. Newton's Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), 1687, was one of the most important single works in the history of modern science.
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