June 13, 2011

Finalists Announced in the 3 Quarks Daily Science Blogging Contest

Posted by Evelyn Mervine

Georneys didn’t make it to the final round of judging in the 3 Quarks Daily Science Blogging Contest– I guess ophiolites and geology words weren’t the editors’ cup of tea, and there was some stiff competition– but that’s fine. As I said, I’m thrilled to have just made it to the semifinal round and to have had so much support during the voting round. Since I’m relatively new to the science blogging scene, I’m proud to have such a strong following. Thanks again for all your support!

Here are the 9 finalist posts (6 chosen from the 20 semifinalists, and 3 wildcard entries added by the 3 Quarks Daily editors):

  1. Cosmic Variance: The Fine Structure Constant is Probably Constant
  2. Dr. Carin Bondar: Sacrifice on the Serengeti
  3. Empirical Zeal: Blind Fish in Dark Caves Shed Light on the Evolution of Sleep
  4. Highly Allochthonous: Levees and the Illusion of Flood Control
  5. Laelaps: The Pelican’s Beak – Success and Evolutionary Stasis
  6. Oh, For the Love of Science: Prehistoric Clues Provide Insight into Climate’s Future Impact on Oceans
  7. Opinionator: Morals Without God?
  8. Scientific American Guest Blog: Seratonin and Sexual Preference: Is It Really That Simple?
  9. Starts With A Bang: Where Is Everybody? 

There are some great posts among the finalists, but I’m rooting for the geology-themed posts by Anne Jefferson of Highly Allochthonous and by Brian Switek of Laelaps. Good luck to them!