Discover is a popular monthly science magazine published in the USA and which has a website of its own at http://www.discovermagazine.com. But I'm over at the blogs, for which the link is http://blogs.discovermagazine.com, and specifically at a blog entitled "Bad Astronomy" at http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/.
Unfortunately I can't demonstrate this at the time of writing, as the SiteJabber system doesn't permit the display or review of anything at a URL with more that the prerequisite two forward slashes. So I apologize if you were expecting a review of all the blogs at the blog homepage, as I'm only plugging the one.
Bad Astronomy is, naturally, written by the bad astronomer, otherwise known as Phil Plait, a professional astronomer who's been involved in the subject since he was a teenager, went on to work on the Hubble telescope, amongst other things, and who now lectures on the subject and has authored a couple of books, the latest of which is all about the various ways the world is likely to end. His original homepage is still online at http://www.badastronomy.com, but his blog has moved over to the Discover domain.
Bad Astronomy doesn't imply that Phil is indeed a bad astronomer; as the original site was created to expose bad astronomy rather than to practice it, and to debunk faulty science and speculation and distinguish them from the real thing. The writer is a skeptic who stands behind evidence-supported disciplines and regards alternative medicines and speculative pseudo-scientific theories (cough 2012 cough) with contempt until he's proven wrong.
But whether you agree with his opinions or not, he's a very easy writer to read, his posts are almost always interesting and he positively glows with enthusiasm for science and of course, astronomy in particular. This is a man who gets more excited over seeing rocks on the Moon than watching a Star Trek movie, and while you're sharing the experience with him, maybe you'll understand why.
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