3 Quarks Daily Science Prize – the finalists cometh

By Ed Yong | June 11, 2010 5:29 am

3Qd finalistsThe editors of 3 Quarks Daily have finished their deliberations and compiled a list of finalists for their Science Prize. The good news is I’m in, and thanks to everyone who submitted a post and voted for one. The bad news is that the competition is immensely stiff (although no real surprises here – these are some of the finest science bloggers around).

It’s all down to Dawkins now.

In no particular order, here are the finalists:

  1. Cosmic Variance: Free Energy and the Meaning of Life
  2. My Growing Passion: The Evolution of Chloroplasts
  3. Not Exactly Rocket Science: Gut bacteria in Japanese people borrowed digesting genes from ocean bacteria
  4. Observations of a Nerd: Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs
  5. Scientific Blogging: MSL: Mars Action Hero
  6. The Loom: Skullcaps and Genomes
  7. The Primate Diaries: Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play to Reaping an Unjust Reward
  8. The Thoughtful Animal: Does oral sex confer an evolutionary advantage? Evidence from bats
  9. Why Evolution Is True: The Evolutionary Calculus of Depression

Comments (9)

  1. Ken K

    FYI – the link to your own entry seems to be broken.

  2. Grr. Fixed. I think I know why these links keep on breaking and I’ve emailed Discover’s awesome tech people about it.

  3. Bryan Eastin

    Links 1 and 6 are broken due to erroneously having “notrocketscience/” in their URL.

  4. Congrats, my friend! May the best blogger win.

    Or, you know, me. I’d be cool with that, too :)

  5. Well done, Ed! That is a great crop of finalists. Looking at it, I think it is probably better I didn’t have any nominated posts this time around because the competition is so tough!

  6. Out of:

    * The article I nominated
    * The article I would have nominated if it hadn’t already been nominated
    * The article I voted for

    Two out of three are finalists.

    Not a bad outcome.

  7. Congratulations, Ed!

    (Please note I’m trying as hard as can not to write “woww… i like sushiiii… yummy”)

  8. Ed, you won. Congratulations. Email me.


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