Admit it, you’re a nerd. We don’t hold that against you. In fact, we embrace that fact and have pulled together some blogs, podcasts and websites that we think would be of particular interest to you. So sit back, relax, and start surfing.
- ScienceBlogs – This site aggregates news from various science and mathematics blogs, and it has some humanities, education, and political blog categories, too. Also, the site is the home to MANY individuals who blog on narrower scientific topics (e.g., Dispatches From the Culture Wars and Pharyngula). Look for the ‘Go To:’ pull-down menu in the right margin for the list of STEM blogs hosted here.
- ScienceBlog.com – “Science News Straight From the Source.” Informative posts on the latest in science news.
- BadAstronomy – Phil Plait’s science blog at the Discover magazine portal.
- Next Generation Science; – “Emerging Technologies, Tomorrow’s Science.” This blog seems to pull news automagically for a social networking site. Interesting.
- ScienceNews – “Magazine of the Society for Science and the Public” The classic weekly magazine for news about STEM. There is also a Science News for Kids here.
- Science Daily – “Your source for the latest research news.”
- Science Friday – “Making Science Radioactive” The weekly science news program on National Public Radio. Lots of good discussion. (Available in podcast form, too.)
- Nature News – The news portal of the most prestigious science journal. Now free to the public.
- PhysOrg – Science, Physics, Tech, Nano, News. Click on ‘Other Sciences’ to find Mathematics news.
- Science from AAAS – News from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Check out their ScienceNOW for news snippets and their ScienceInsider for news on science policy.
- Wired Science – “News For Your Neurons.” Science news from the publishers of Wired magazine.
- SciScoop Science – “Scooping up science news and dumping it on your desk.”
- EurekaAlert – “Science news that’s just a click away.” Many scientists post their press releases here.
The following podcasts (listed alphabetically by title) have STEM topics as their central focus. All links are to iTunes. All podcasts have free content available.
- Armed with Science: Research and Applications for the Modern Military – A weekly webcast that discusses the importance of science and technology to military operations and the Department of Defense.
- National Public Radio’s Science Friday
- Conversations about Plant Biotechnology
- EarthSky 90 Second Podcast – Short, focused episodes with a wide range of topics.
- FLOSS Weekly – A Podcast dedicaded to the celebration and exploration of open source software.
- GLT Science: Uncommon Knowledge – Science made simple and entertaining.
- The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Holiday Lectures on Science – Lectures designed to bring the latest developments in a rapidly moving field of research into the classroom.
- Lab Out Loud – Discussing science news and science education with leading scientists, researchers, science writers, and other important figures in the field.
- MAKE Magazine: MAKE Podcast – Weekend projects that include Do-It-Yourself Science.
- National Institutes of Health (NIH) Podcast – The latest in research news from the NIH.
- NeuroScene – Exploring the future of neuroscience.
- To The Best of Our Knowledge – Has occasional episodes on science and society. Only the most recent are available, free.
- Science Elements – A Podcast of the American Chemical Society
- Science Magazine podcast – From the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Science Updates, daily edition – Daily sixty-second snapshots of important and interesting topics from AAAS.
- Science Updates, weekly edition – An aggregation of the week’s five daily updates from AAAS.
- The Sound of Science from the National Academies of Science – Biweekly short 10-minute episodes focus on the high-impact work of the National Academies.
- Spark from CBC – A guide to the next Big Thing through an irreverent look at tech, trends, and fresh ideas.
- TED (Technology, Entertainment, and Design) Talks, audio, video, and HD – short, fascinating talks on a variety of topics
- This Week in Science – The Kickass weekly science Podcast that discusses cutting edge news in science
- WNYC’s Radiolab – Beautifully produced investigations of science and information.