When Google recently announced it was killing the RSS reader known simply as Reader, a small corner of the internet went apeshit. The rest of the internet asked, "What the hell is RSS?" The answer to that question reveals a lot about why blogs are doomed to be upstaged by the magazines they tried to replace. Still,…
It's one of those ideas that's so radical, it might just work: women fighters wearing actual armor. You know, that covers their vital organs and protects them against damage. A new tumblr blog celebrates "Women Fighters in Reasonable Armor." The armor may be reasonable, but the pictures are awesome.
Our favorite new website is Out of Context Science, a Tumblr-like blog that posts weird snippets from scientific papers several times a day. Want to understand our world and the miracles of physics? Look elsewhere.
An erudite, intense discussion is taking place in the comments, over at the Computational Complexity blog. At issue: Is complexity theory (a discipline which studies "the power and limitations of efficient computation") a form of math, or physics? You can use it to describe physical processes, but does that make it a…
The webzine Crossed Genres has started a new blog, Science In My Fiction, aimed at encouraging people to put real science into their storytelling. And the first post asks what'll happen when we recognize dolphins as people.
While some taxidermists are meticulously preserving our animals for future generations, others prefer to color outside the lines of their chosen art form, creating bizarre and monstrous creatures better suited to nightmares than museums.
Want more proof that conversations about science fiction are important to pop culture as a whole? Borders Books has launched its own science fiction blog, Babel Clash. So far, it's a bit Twitter-like.
The "Judge A Book By Its Cover" blog has so much to teach us about science fiction. Like the condom-headed cover that got sanitized online... only to misspell the word "Arcturus."
Are you hungry to get the latest news on tabletop games? Now you've got a place to go for the scoop - today, io9's Ed Grabianowski launched his new, dice-centric blog Robot Viking.
As part of a new campaign to interact with bloggers, the Air Force has issued this complicated flow-chart to teach officers how to comment on blog posts.
Tor Books, one of the biggest and most venerable publishers of excellent science fiction writing, has just launched a new blog that promises to bring the crunchy goodness of a Tor book to your RSS reader every day. With contributors like scifi authors Charles Stross and John Scalzi, as well as scifi art maven Irene…
A person known as Caveman Robot is the curator of a blog called "Bad Spock Drawings," which boasts the fittingly ungrammatical subtitle "Artist Are Asked to Make a Bad Spock Drawing!" And yes, the drawings submitted by "artist" are quite bad. For some reason, Spock seems to be at his worst when strumming an…