[Reblog]: How do science blogs change the face of science?

The blogosphere is coming to age, and I’m doing my annual contemplation of its influence on science.

Science blogs of course have an educational mission, and many researchers use them to communicate the enthusiasm they have for their research, may that be by discussing their own work or that of colleagues. But blogs were also deemed useful to demonstrate that scientists are not all dusty academics, withdrawn professors or introverted nerds who sit all day in their office, shielded by piles of books and papers. Physics and engineering are fields where these stereotypes are quite common – or should I say “used to be quite common”?… (continua su Backreaction)


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