3QD Science Prize Semifinalists 2012


The voting round of our science prize (details here) is over. A total of 2,615 votes were cast for the 107 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 blogs. So here they are, in descending order from the most voted-for:

  1. Semifinalist 2012 scienceAstronomy Picture of the Day: Red Aurora Over Australia
  2. Scientific American Guest Blog: The educational value of creative disobedience
  3. Above the Market: We Suck at Math
  4. Empirical Zeal: The crayola-fication of the world: How we gave colors names, and it messed with our brains
  5. Amy Shira Teitel: Was NASA’s First Launch Delay its Most Significant?
  6. Why We Reason: Does Pinker’s “Better Angels” Undermine Religious Morality?
  7. Scientific American Guest Blog: Trayvon Martin’s Psychological Killer: Why We See Guns That Aren’t There
  8. Science Sushi: Time – and brain chemistry – heal all wounds
  9. viXra log: Higgs Boson Live Blog: Analysis of the CERN announcement
  10. The Mermaid's Tale: Forget bipedalism. What about babyism?
  11. World Science Festival: E.O. Wilson’s Controversial Rethink of Altruism
  12. Gaines, On Brains: Seeing into the future? The neuroscience of déjà vu
  13. The Primate Diaries: Freedom to Riot: On the Evolution of Collective Violence
  14. The Scorpion and the Frog: Snakes Deceive to Get a Little Snuggle
  15. The Spectrum of Riemannium: Time of Flight
  16. Inkfish: Life Advice: Think More about Death
  17. Boundary Vision: Do scientific explanations have to ruin wonder? Stargazing and more with songwriter Jim Fitzpatrick
  18. Cedar's Digest: Purple Doesn’t Exist: Some thoughts on Male Privilege and Science Online
  19. Cosmology Science Blog: Cosmic Microwave Angular Resolution Surprise
  20. The Trenches of Discovery: The War of the Immune Worlds

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 Sean Carroll for final judging. We will post the shortlist of finalists here in the next day or two.

Good luck!