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For Scientists: This Is Where The News Comes From

There are hundreds of thousands of scientific papers published every year.  How do science journalists pick topics for articles?  And how can scientists help their work get some media attention? … Continue reading

February 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

Cosmic coincidence and why science matters

On February 15, 2013 two extraordinary cosmic events coincided. An asteroid made a fly-by while a meteor put on a show. Science says we don’t have to run and hide. … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

#AAASmtg 2012 Flashback with John Timmer

The annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (the parent organization of the Mass Media Fellowship) brought many Figure One contributors together last week in Boston. by Jessica Morrison … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scientist in the newsroom, or journalist in the science lab?

A scientist-turned journalist-turned scientist debates whether or not to send out a press release to publicize his own research upon its publication. Did he make the right choice? by Ian … Continue reading

February 19, 2013 · 7 Comments

Falling In Love

Whether or not you’ve taken a stand to boycott today’s Hallmark Holiday, love is on your mind. Since you’re reading this blog, there’s a chance you’re in love. With science. … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

How Do You Talk To Aliens?

“The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.” So how do we attempt communication beyond our world? With this blog’s recent shoutout in the newsletter of the … Continue reading

February 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Snowstorm ‘Nemo’ Is Terrorizing The Northeast, But At Least We Have Wine

When you’re freezing and stranded in two feet of snow, winter can really get you down. However, some winemakers count on extremely cold weather to make deliciously sweet wines. by … Continue reading

February 9, 2013 · 1 Comment