When we asked readers who their linkurl:favorite science bloggers;http://www.the-scientist.com/news/home/53596/ were last year, we started the discussion by reaching out to a number of leading science bloggers. The bloggers who responded were all men, and most of the blogs they recommended were written by men. So perhaps understandably, GrrlScientist and others linkurl:wondered why we hadn't asked any women science bloggers about their favorites. ;http://scienceblogs.com/grrlscientist/2007/09/favorite_life_science_blogs_wh.php Well, we had. It's just that none responded to our query. When I mentioned that today at a panel on gender and race in science blogging panel at the linkurl:North Carolina Science Blogging Conference, ;http://wiki.scienceblogging.com/scienceblogging/show/Gender+and+Race+in+Science panelists gave me good advice: Next time, say so. Don't leave it up to readers to assume we left women out. Of course there are lots of women blogging about science. But only about a fifth -- 22% -- of the bloggers at www.scienceblogs.com are women, panelist Karen Ventii, who blogs there...

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