The 20 Best Science Blogs

Ready to binge read and learn something new? Discover the funniest, sharpest, and most fascinating science blogs online.

13.7 Cosmos & Culture by NPR

A fascinating an opinion blog set at the intersection of science and culture. The underlying goal of this blog is for scientists to engage in the public debate of what science can and cannot do. A deep dive into the cross sections of science, culture, spirituality, and imagination.

Great post to try:
Are Stories A Key To Human Intelligence?

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Ask a Mathematician

This blog's concept is as simple as it is clever: Readers ask mind-bending questions about math, physics, or anything else via email and get them answered by scientists. There's a lot to discover and a lot to learn, definitely one of our favorite cerebral hangouts online.

Great post to try:
How does one attain an understanding of everything?

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BackRe(Action)

A wonderfully intelligent and refreshing blog about physics, academia, and science created by theoretical physicist Sabine Hossenfelder (aka Bee). Grab a nice cup of coffee and take a deep dive into the fascinating world of physics!

Great post to try:
String phenomenology of the somewhat different kind

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Bill Nye's Planetary Society Blog

Bill Nye, the CEO of The Planetary Society (and all around awesome human being) muses cleverly about the cosmos, physics, our place in space, and science in general. He's the world's most successful science popularizer for a reason.

Great post to try:
Dinosaurs and Space

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The Daily Galaxy

A thoroughly entertaining, enlightening, and eclectic presentation of news and original insights on science, space exploration, and much more. Definitely give this blog a try, there is a lot to discover here. We're big fans!

Great post to try:
First Complex Organic Chiral Molecule Found

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Elemental (by WIRED Magazine)

Written by the incredibly talented Deborah Blum, Elemental is no longer updated but features a colorful variety of scientific explorations into the murky world of poisons and toxicity. If you dare to jump in, there's a lot to learn!

Great post to try:
Chocolate as Poison

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How Stuff Works - Science

This is hands down one of our all-time favorite websites and their science section answers lots of really interesting questions that you never thought you had! If you like unbiased, scientific answers, you'll love this blog.

Great post to try:
What if we drilled into a supervolcano?

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IFL Science Editor's Blog

Created by incredibly talented science popularizer Elise Andrew, IFL Science explores everything there is under the sun (and in the universe) in an entertaining and easy to understand format. Highly recommended!

Great post to try:
How To Always Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors

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Institute of Physics Blog

The official blog of IOP (the Institute of Physics) is an intelligent and no-nonsense discussion about advancing physics for the benefit of all. Lots of vital issues are tackled.

Great post to try:
How to collaborate effectively in physics

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It's Okay to be Smart

Created by Joe Hanson, a Ph.D. biologist and science writer, It's Okay to be Smart is a different kind of science blog. You'll find fascinating, curated stories about everything science!

Find the YouTube channel of the same name here where you can explore their stories.

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Mind Hacks

Mind Hacks is an intriguing mix of neuroscience and psychology. It's published by neuroscientist Vaughan Bell and cognitive scientists Tom Stafford. Tip: You can find the Mind Hacks book here (we highly recommend it).

Great post to try:
The cognitive science of how to study

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Nanoscale Views

Creator Douglas Natelson sums this blog up best: "A blog about condensed matter and nanoscale physics. Why should high energy and astro folks have all the fun?" It's clever and very educational, take a look!

Great post to try:
The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience

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Not Even Wrong

A wonderfully intelligent, clear, and cerebral blog about physics and string theory. If you're even remotely interested, take a look! Tip: Check out Peter Woit's book Not Even Wrong and follow on Twitter.

Great post to try:
Some History of Science

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Of Particular Significance

Written by talented theoretical physicist Matt Strassler, this blog addresses various aspects of science, with a specific focus on particle physics. If you're new to the topic, we recommend checking out the New? Start Here section.

Great post to try:
Vroom goes the LHC

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Overcoming Bias

A fascinating blog that explores why we believe and do what we do, why we pretend otherwise, and how we can do better. An incredible assortment of intelligent content. Tip: Take a look at Robin Hanson's book here.

Great post to try:
Star Trek As Fantasy

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Physics Buzz Blog

Hosted by the amazing website PhysicsCentral.com this blog explores everything physics with a healthy dose of science news sprinkled in. It's fun, it's enlightening, and it's cleverly written. There's a lot to love here!

Great post tot try:
Ask a Physicist: Phone Flash Sharpie Shock!

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The Research Whisperer

If you're looking for an excellent blog about science and academia, look no further. The Research Whisperer talks about about finding funding, research culture, and building academic track-records. Tip: Follow the creators Jonathan O'Donnell and Tseen Khoo on Twitter!

Great post to try:
Do it because you can

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Science Blogs

Science Blogs is a best of compilation from the world of science writing. It features over 60 bloggers selected on the basis of their originality, insight, talent, and dedication provide up-to-date coverage of their different scientific fields. There's so much to learn and discover here!

Great post to try:
The War On Science

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Study Hacks Blog

Created by Cal Newport from Georgetown University, Study Hacks Blog is a clever and refreshing look into how to perform productive, valuable, and meaningful work in an increasingly distracted digital age. Tip: Definitely check out Cal's book on the power of deep work!

Great post to try:
The Principles of Immersive Single Tasking

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Tanya Khovanova's Math Blog

We love math and we love intelligent discussion of it. This wonderful blog, created by Tanya Khovanova, has both! It's a fascinating blend of math-related topics, including applications of mathematics to life in general and being a mathematician. An amazing blog!

Great post to try:
The Reuleaux Tetrahedron

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