May 1, 2006 (Vol. 26, No. 9)

URL:
http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/index.php

Rating:
Strong Points: News items interesting
Weak Points: Thinks of itself as a blog

Summary:
I don’t know about you but whenever I hear the word blog I picture some antisocial, opinionated yoyo with a Website spouting out opinions for the world to hear. I know that’s not fair in many cases, but there are way too many blogs out there created by people who fit this description. (No, for the record I don’t run a blog). Science Blog is a cut above many of these sites in providing news from multiple sources. Better yet, the news articles are interesting. How about “How Coffee Reduces the Risk of Pancreatitis?“ On the downside, the site is a bit overrun with advertisements for my tastes, but that may be a small complaint. I did find everything I saw to be interesting reading, which is very rare for a site with the word blog in it. Perhaps another name might be in order.