The primary function of RealClearScience is to act as a curated aggregator. Each day, we hand-select the best science writing that the Internet has to offer.
But we do so much more. Our team of science writers (a Ph.D. microbiologist, a biologist, and a Ph.D. candidate in physics) generate daily posts for the Newton Blog and a few short commentaries per week in the Journal Club, where we analyze figures or photos from open access papers. Additionally, we began aggregating videos, and in November, we launched the RealClearScience Podcast. It's been a busy 2012!
In celebration of the past year, we thought we would try aggregating our own content for a change. Linked below are the 12 most interesting, most liked and yes, most controversial, articles we wrote in 2012. Enjoy!
What Separates Science from Non-Science? - Alex Berezow & Tom Hartsfield
Keep Psychology Out of the Science Club - Alex Berezow
Why Strict Atheism Is Unscientific - Ross Pomeroy
String Theory Now on Life Support - Tom Hartsfield
Chevy Volt Is Like Apple's Macintosh - Ross Pomeroy
Plastic Bag Bans: Another Feel-Good Eco-Fad - Todd Myers (Note: This was our most liked article on Facebook ever!)
Natural Gas, Not Corporations, Killing Solar Power - Tom Hartsfield
Rachel Maddow's Misleading Report on Fracking - Alex Berezow
Six Things You Didn't Know About Chicken Reproduction - Katherine Dickinson
Can Vitamin D Solve All Your Problems? - Ross Pomeroy
Why Do Schizophrenics Hear Voices? - Ross Pomeroy
Bouncing Breasts Intrigue Scientists, Too - Ross Pomeroy
What were your favorite articles from this past year? Please feel free to tell us in the comments section. And thank you for reading! We look forward to keeping you informed and entertained in 2013!