Sites for Science and Humanities Exploration

So there is a great new aggregrator out there – Science Blogging! It provides a live feed on some of the best science content from blogs around, including, Discover Blogs, and Scientopia.

Science Blogging is the creation of Anton Zuiker, Dave Munger, and Bora Zivkovic. Here Bora describes the initiative:

The page will aggregate RSS feeds from all the major (and some minor) science blogging networks, group blogs, aggregators and services. As the site develops further, it will also encompass other online (and offline) science communication efforts, including Twitter feeds, links to major scientific journals and magazines, ScienceOnline annual conference, and the Open Laboratory annual anthology of the best writing on science, nature and medical blogs.

If you’re more inclined to the humanities, Sympoze might be more to your tastes. Sympoze has the tagline of “social bookmarking for academics,” and while it does have categories for the natural and social sciences, most of the content/aggregation seems focused on philosophy on present.

Here is what Sympoze is about:

Sympoze is a fast and easy way for academics to collectively share, promote, and find high quality online content.

How It Works

The process starts when an academic finds something online that they like (e.g, a blog post or a paper) and submits it to Sympoze.

Once a user submits a link, the rest of the Sympoze community (also academics) can promote the content by voting it up if it’s in their discipline. Popular submissions will automatically be promoted to the front page so everyone (including non-users) can see what’s popular in various academic fields.

Since voting accounts are limited to academics who have (or are currently pursuing) graduate degrees in the various academic disciplines, the popular stories reflect the opinions of actual academics. However, everyone will be able to view the content that academics vote up and down.

Link to Science Blogging.

Link to Sympoze.

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