Some posts are more popular than others, here are some of the tastier posts that have either received lots of views, comments or capture what this blog is all about.
World Wide Wikipedia
Weird, wonderful and wrought with problems but a force for good on the web. Adventures in wiki-space…
- I fought the lore and the lore won, resistance to wikipedia is futile, so why do people bother?
- Fellows of the Wiki Society: When will the Royal Society of London go wiki? Here’s hoping…
- The Royal Society of London experiments with Wikipedia, interesting things happening in wiki-space
BBC: Big British Castle
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), inspires and infuriates in equal measure
- Mourning the loss of publicly archived data at the BBC, the Infax database was a treasure chest of information
- BBC Connected Studio, having a sneaky peek inside public sector broadcasting
- Physics or Stamp Collecting: Let’s hear it for the stamp collectors, with help from The Life Scientific on BBC
- The Lovelock Laboratory: A Fantasy workplace in the West Country, living the dream with James Lovelock
Googleology: a weird, wonderful and worrying science from Mountain View, California
- Is Google the World’s largest advertising agency? Or will Facebook take over?
- Having fun in the Googleplex at Science Foo Camp, adventures in Silly Valley, California
- I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Googling For, ruining the lyrics to a perfectly good song
- More Googly / Googley posts in the Google category
We get the politicians we deserve:
- Dear Europeans, do you know who your MEP is and what they do? is there life after #Brexit
- MPs with Science Degrees: How did Science & Technology do in the UK General Election 2015?, better than you might think
- An Open Letter to David Rutley MP on the Geek Manifesto, geeking the vote
- How to spend a £400 million Science budget, a thought experiment with lots of money
Scientific publishing, must try harder
A profitable business that is 350 years old, and mostly refuses to change for the 21st Century.
- Impact Factor Boxing, the sport of publishing that scientists love to hate
- A critique of Mendeley.com, great idea, shame about the noisy data
- The Open Access Irony Awards: Naming and Shaming them, irony of ironies
- How many journal articles have been published (ever)? Millions and millions-ish
- Twenty million papers in PubMed: A triumph or tragedy? U.S. biomedical database gets quite big
Fancy book learnin’
Book reviews, book burning and other bookish posts
- UK Riots: Blame it on the Baby Boomers, inspired by The Pinch: How the Baby Boomers Stole Their Children’s Future by David Willetts
- Open Access by Peter Suber, not really a book review but Open Access is now open access
Just for laughs
- If Science were an Olympic Sport, which events would scientists excel at?
- Olympic Science: The Long Jump to Conclusions, metaphorical medals at London 2012
- Why can’t people just say what they mean? If only it were that simple
- Top ten excuses for World Cup football failures, where did I put my vuvuzela?
- Blue Moon hypothesis tested in Large Football Collider (LFC), how much does it cost to buy a premier league title?