This is far from a comprehensive list of the shit I pour down my face every day, so I’ll be adding to it as I stagger from place to place and unearth new nuggets, but… enjoy!
- Bad Science – Ben Goldacre
Superb commentary on the mis-use and misrepresentation of science by the media
- Watts Up With That? – Anthony Watts
A steady stream of science news – mainly to do with the myth of global warming and climate change.
- Tetrapod Zoology – Darren Naish
Brilliant and diverse blog about zoology, evolution and biology
- A Parliament of Things – Philip Stott
Philosophy and science and shit.
Politics and Economics
- Stumbling and Mumbling – Chris Dillow
He might be the last Marxist alive, but superbly written, insightful and challenging
- Tim Worstall
The daddy of free market bloggers
- The Devil’s Knife
Not as scabrous as it once was, but the purest take on the Libertarian philosophy out there
- Mr Eugenides
Every bit as scabrous as it once was
- The Slog
Frighteningly well-informed on matters of budgets, deficits and all that jazz. And properly Libertarian to boot. Essential.
The motherlode of swearblogging. And a right cunt. I think he’s given up now.
- EU Referendum – Richard North
Always compelling. Don’t miss his exposé of ‘Qanagate’ which might be a couple of years old but is still as damning as ever.
- Secret Leeds
dedicated to investigating quirky, unusual or mysterious aspects of the built environment of the city of Leeds
- Skyscraper City
Forum for people interested in the built environment of Leeds
- The Beaten Generation
- Tweetage Wasteland
Insightful commentary on the rise of social media
- More Than Mind Games – James Hamilton
Endlessly insightful and interesting blog about football and social history.
- Jack The Ripper
One of my areas of “specialist interest” – includes proper, informed debate, genuine historical research and should (hopefully) kill any of the ‘it was the Royal family wot done it’ shit you might have rolling around inside your skull
- CHUD.com – Film reviews & news
Often scabrous and inflammatory, but never less than thought-provoking news and insight into film