Astronomy blog wins contest

The linkurl:votes;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php are in, and linkurl:Bad Astronomy,;http://www.badastronomy.com/ a site maintained by erstwhile astronomer Phil Plait, has just barely won the 2007 Weblog Award for Best Science Blog. Bad Astronomy beat out linkurl:Climate Audit,;http://www.climateaudit.org/ a site that frequently posts entries downplaying human contributions to climate change, by only 0.1% or 45 votes. The final days of voting were marked by a linkurl:

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Nov 8, 2007
The linkurl:votes;http://2007.weblogawards.org/polls/best-science-blog-1.php are in, and linkurl:Bad Astronomy,;http://www.badastronomy.com/ a site maintained by erstwhile astronomer Phil Plait, has just barely won the 2007 Weblog Award for Best Science Blog. Bad Astronomy beat out linkurl:Climate Audit,;http://www.climateaudit.org/ a site that frequently posts entries downplaying human contributions to climate change, by only 0.1% or 45 votes. The final days of voting were marked by a linkurl:frantic race;http://www.the-scientist.com/blog/display/53847/ between Bad Astronomy and Climate Audit, with several bloggers urging their readers to vote for one or the other site. The 2007 Weblog Awards website notes that the poll results are not yet final. "This poll is still being checked for excessive voting from individual machines," the site reads. "If excess voting is found it will be noted and the votes will be removed." Voters were allowed to cast a vote once every 24 hours. According to the site, the official winner will be announced Monday (November 12th).

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