About Us

Sciblogs brings together the best science bloggers in the country on one website, creating a hub for scientific analysis and discussion and facilitating reader interaction.

The website is for scientists who want to reach out to a general audience to explain their science and how it relates to society. Some Sciblog contributors spend most of their time in the lab or buried in research. Others are authors or entrepreneurs. All of them know what they are talking about and have an interest in engaging in discussion on the big science-related issues facing society.

Over time more bloggers will be added to the Sciblogs roster. If you would like to enquire about hosting a blog on Sciblogs contact us here.

You can easily keep an eye on new Sciblogs posts by subscribing via RSS or email or by following our Twitter feed.  Alternatively, there is a Facebook page – feel free to join in!


Sciblogs is an ad-free zone. Thanks for thinking of us, but we’d like to keep it simple and uncluttered.

Sciblogs editorial team

Sciblogs is edited by Dr Sarah-Jane O’Connor and managed by Dacia Herbulock, Director of the Science Media Centre.

Please contact us with editorial queries or to apply to host a blog on Sciblogs:

Sciblogs c/o Royal Society Te Apārangi

PO Box 598



Background & funding

Sciblogs is an initiative of the Science Media Centre, an independent source of expert comment and information for journalists covering science and technology in New Zealand.

Sciblogs Comments Policy

Your comments are welcomed and encouraged here on Sciblogs. Challenge our writers and each other. Get passionate and make your views heard. But we want Sciblogs to be a forum for intelligent, useful and respectful discussion so there will be some situations where comments will be edited or deleted:

1. Comments deemed to be spam, questionable spam or promoting a business will be deleted.

2. Comments should be relevant to the post topic. Off topic comments will be deleted.

3. Comments that are potentially defamatory or otherwise actionable at law will be deleted.

4. All comments from first time posters to Sciblogs will go into moderation, but once approved, all following comments from that account will be posted automatically. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments containing more than two links will go to moderation to avoid spam.

5. Comments including profanity will be deleted.

6. Comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.

7. Comments that attack a person individually will be deleted.

8. Sciblogs allows pseudonyms on registered accounts, but a real email address must be used by people posting comments. We require one account per person to be used (to avoid “sock puppets“). If an inactive or fake email address is detected, the account will be deleted. NOTE: Your email address will never be divulged to a third party.

The editor of Sciblogs reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to this blog without notice. This comment policy is subject to change at any time.

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