This is Not a Popularity Contest

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Since 1872, Popular Science has used the concept of "popularity" to unfairly elevate certain sciences, such as biology, chemistry, and physics, over other "less popular" "sciences" such as cryptozoology, UFOlogy, and romance-ology, which I understand is the study of bodice-ripping.

With the introduction of this new blog network, PopSci has taken the first step toward rectifying this centuries-old mistake. Here at Unpopular Science, we'll explore the sciences that Popular Science forgot because, technically speaking, they are not actually sciences. And by "we," we actually mean "I," Rebecca Watson. Sometimes we use the royal "we" in order to feel more popular than we are. We will henceforth stop doing this.

You may know me from some of my other pursuits: I am the founder and reigning benevolent dictator of the Skepchick Network, a collection of blogs about science and critical thinking. I'm also a co-host on the popular weekly podcast The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe and the only host of my own series of YouTube videos. And now, I'll be posting here once a week, exposing the Popular Science crowd to the lesser known, much less rigorous, but equally entertaining world of Unpopular Science.