The voting round of our science prize (details here) is over. Thanks to the nominators and the voters for participating.
So here they are, the top 23 (there was a tie for the last six places), in descending order from the most voted-for:
- Invariance: 3 myths of physics, especially in textbooks
- Nova Next: From Discovery to Dust
- Bekka S. Brodie: How Blow Flies find Corpses
- Thinking of Things: The Pain in the Brain Game
- Roots of Unity: The Saddest Thing I Know about the Integers
- Thinking of Things: All I Didn't Know About Cancer
- Companion Animal Psychology: How Does a Dog's Brain Respond to the Smell of a Familiar Human?
- 3 Quarks Daily: On Optimal Paths & Minimal Action
- Space Age Archaeology: Shadows on the Moon: an ephemeral archaeology
- 3 Quarks Daily: Artificially Flavored Intelligence
- 3 Quarks Daily: Fearing Artificial Intelligence
- Curious Wavefunction: The fundamental philosophical dilemma of chemistry
- Social Pulses: The public subsidy of scientific publishing monopolies
- Excursion Set: Destiny's Child
- Los Angeles Review of Books: Three Physicists Try Philosophy
- No Place Like Home: When Hubble Stared at Nothing for 100 Hours
- The Loom: Editing Human Embryos: So This Happened
- Wait But Why: The AI Revolution: The Road to Superintelligence
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 Nick Lane for final judging. We will post the shortlist of finalists tomorrow.