Recommendations of awesome blogs/websites for my RSS feed.
February 23, 2017 9:43 AM   Subscribe

I've been introduced to the miracle that is an RSS reader and I could do with some suggestions on what are great sources of information/articles. More inside.

I enjoy good quality articles/essays/accounts about specific things, like information on the Chernobyl disaster (past or present), Fukushima too. I like pieces written about creatures big and small, for example; the parasitic nature of crypt keeper wasps, the extinction of the Yangtze River dolphin or speculation on how stray Russian dogs that have learnt to use the subway. I also enjoy human interest pieces, but the kind that genuinely are great not weird self indulgent fluff.

Essentially I like snapshots of things, places, people, animals. I like articles to be more detailed rather than a big overview. I don't want vague, I want to learn about a part of a larger picture.

For more context, I like the podcasts Radio Lab and Serial and a site I've just found and love is called Guernica.

So basically I'm after interesting websites or blogs to add to my RSS feed and I'd really appreciate some suggestions.

Feel free to recommend podcasts or anything else you might think I would like. Thank you!!
posted by TheGarden to Computers & Internet (12 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 
You'll probably like Longreads and Longform.
posted by lalex at 9:55 AM on February 23, 2017


BLDGBLOG, for odd architecture/technology/landscape stuff.
posted by zamboni at 9:55 AM on February 23, 2017


The Morning News
posted by 1970s Antihero at 9:56 AM on February 23, 2017 [1 favorite]


Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently has a good selection of miscellaneous nature, geology, and other science posts, with a minor bit of politics and current events, and a special interest in butterflies.
posted by Jasper Fnorde at 10:16 AM on February 23, 2017 [3 favorites]


The Wisdom of the Hands blog is one of my favorites. He regularly updates, and it involves teaching and learning about woodworking.
posted by jillithd at 11:28 AM on February 23, 2017


It sounds like you'd enjoy Wikinaut and Atlas Obscura.
posted by Wobbuffet at 11:44 AM on February 23, 2017


You might enjoy Ex Urbe and Amusing Planet.
posted by neushoorn at 11:51 AM on February 23, 2017


3 Quarks Daily
posted by 1970s Antihero at 11:59 AM on February 23, 2017


The Browser.
posted by kevinbelt at 12:30 PM on February 23, 2017


For botany plus recipes:
The Botanist in the Kitchen
posted by Botanizer at 12:57 PM on February 23, 2017


Kottke.org is a classic.
posted by lakeroon at 3:24 PM on February 23, 2017


Thanks everyone, I had a quick look and a lot of these definitely look like they might hit the spot.
posted by TheGarden at 11:51 PM on February 23, 2017


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