Nature has an article giving the top blogs by working scientists, the top 5 profiled here and the top 50 listed here. The top 5 science blogs by non-scientist writers are also here. It's not surprise that 22 of the 50 are hosted on the ScienceBlogs site. They used Technorati rankings as the measure, which isn't perfect, but still a good way to get an interesting snapshot of the science blogosphere based on popularity and broad linkability of the sites. It's also interesting that at least two of the blogs are quite new -- The Scientific Activist and Good Math, Bad Math.
The top 5:
A bunch of commentary from some of the ScienceBloggers:
- A Blog around the Clock -- with links to other commentary too.
- Daily Transcript
- Mike the Mad Biologist
- Good Math, Bad Math
- Uncertain Principles
- The Scientific Activist
It's great to have a list of blogs I've never heard of before to explore!