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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Science, schmience, says the Huffington Post
I've been setting up my new Google Reader account (I know, I'm probably the last blogger on earth to set up an aggregator) and I was hoping to add Michael Shermer's blog from the Huffington Post to my list. But in trying to do so yesterday afternoon, I discovered that the Post doesn't allow you to choose specific bloggers for your feed; I was, however, happy to see that I could at least choose among a number of topics.
I browsed through these topics—which included "Paris Hilton," "Tom Cruise" and "Yellow Cake"— searching, of course, for "science." Alas, the list jumped from "Samuel Alito" to "scientology."
So...science isn't a worthy topic, but scientology is??
I am a freelance science journalist based in New York City -- in other words, I live in the most expensive city in the world without a steady income. I have written for publications including Seed, The Scientist, the Boston Globe, Wired and Scientific American. Check out my website at http://www.melindawenner.com.