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I love web-comics and I love science; so here is a list of science-themed web-comics.
- ASAP Science - science web-comic aggregating facebook page.
- Beatrice the Biologist - funny comics about biology
- Bird and Moon - nature and science cartoons.
- Brief History of Everday Objects - does what it says on the tin.
- Brown Sharpie - mathematical cartoons inspired by sharpie fumes
- ERC comics - web-comics about some of the research funded by the European Research Council.
- Errant Science - hilarious comics about being a scientist, with bonus informative blog
- Indexed - funny graphs
- Lab Bratz - life in the lab is hard
- LEGO Grad Student - the LEGO grad student struggles through the world of academia.
- Lovelace and Babbage - gorgeous comics about the adventures of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage and how they invented computing.
- Pedromics - life in the lab is hard, but funny.
- PhD Comics (Piled Higher and Deeper) - the truth about academia.
- Quark comics - planets say the funniest things
- Red Pen/Black Pen - academic-research focused comic
- Sci-ence - science vs. pseudoscience
- Sketching Science - brilliant webcomic about working in a life sciences
- SMBC (Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal) - maths, science, philosophy
- The Awkward Yeti - not 100% science, but regularly featuring internal organs and planets.
- The Upturned Microscope - life in the lab is REALLY hard.
- This Isn't Nesseria - medicine, innuendo, and existential crisis.
- XKCD - maths, physics, computing, and brilliant data visualization.
Honourable mentions (i.e. not quite science-y enough)
- Existential Comics - philosophy web-comic
- False Knees - irreverent comic often featuring birds. You might learn something.
- Strange Quark - comics by a physics professor
I'd like to make this list comprehensive with time, so you know some science web-comics that I've missed, then please email me at L.MacKenzie1@Leeds.ac.uk or leave a comment below and I'll add them to the list. Last updated: 5/2/2017
I love listening to podcasts and I love science. Here is a big list of science podcasts that I’m currently aware of. This list aims to be eventually comprehensive, so if you know of some of science podcasts I’ve undoubtedly missed, then please email me on L.Mackenzie1@Leeds.ac.uk or leave a comment to let me know.Read More