3QD Science Prize 2010 Semifinalists


The voting round of our science prize (details here) is over. A total of 1475 votes were cast for the 80 nominees (click here for full list of nominees). Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.

Carla Goller has designed a “trophy” logo that our top twenty vote-getters may choose to display on their own sites. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. Semifinalist-2010-scienceRangle: The Science Education with makeshift equipment
  2. Facto Diem: Prime Years of Life
  3. Mental Floss: Everybody Hurts (Even Crabs)
  4. Bad Astronomy: A lunar illusion you'll flip over
  5. Daylight Atheism: A Sense of Kinship
  6. The Primate Diaries: Chimpanzees Prefer Fair Play to Reaping an Unjust Reward
  7. University of Oxford Science Blog: Oxford and the Royal Society's Origins
  8. Health Net Navigation: Reflections of Med 2.0 Conference
  9. My Growing Passion: The Evolution of Chloroplasts
  10. Not Exactly Rocket Science: Gut bacteria in Japanese people borrowed digesting genes from ocean bacteria
  11. 3 Quarks Daily: The [Non-] Theory of Psychological Testing
  12. Scientific Chick: Cell phones: Curing brain diseases since 2010
  13. Scientific Blogging: MSL: Mars Action Hero
  14. Professor Astronomy: In Defense of Wasteful Science
  15. Neurotopia: The Hyena Mating Game
  16. The Language of Bad Physics: The Language of Science – it's “just a theory”
  17. The Thoughtful Animal: Does oral sex confer an evolutionary advantage? Evidence from bats
  18. Observations of a Nerd: Evolution: The Curious Case of Dogs
  19. 3 Quarks Daily: Sigmund Freud – “A Dream of Undying Fame”
  20. A Schooner of Science: Chemistry of Kissing

The editors of 3 Quarks Daily will now pick the top six entries from these, and after possibly adding up to three “wildcard” entries, will send that list of finalists to Richard Dawkins on June 11. We will also post the list of finalists here on that date.

Good luck!