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Saving science: Hoping for a political miracle

The sequester is no meteor crashing into a Russian city, but for science and science communication, it sure might feel that way. By Kelly Tyrrell It was supposed to be … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 2 Comments

YouTube Potluck!

What to do when your “blogger of the day” needs to prepare for her dissertation defense? Pull together a fun (easy) post about our favorite science YouTube videos. Enjoy! by … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Rise of Data Journalism

Journalists are turning more and more to data to guide story-telling and spot news trends. What does this influx of data mean for science reporters?           … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

How a scientific discovery becomes a news story: Schoolhouse Rock never taught me this

When it’s time for scientists to publicize their work, where should they begin? Their institution’s public information officer can help them craft a press release and give their research the … Continue reading

March 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

Science Con Queso

Pi day hangover? I will rationally not be discussing that irrational number. But you know what’s great for a hangover? PIzza PIe?  And what is on pizza? Cheese. Glorious, glorious … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

Step 1: Call Yourself a Professor. Step 2: ???. Step 3: Profit!

When an expensive research project fell short, the granting procedure and the researcher’s credentials came under scrutiny. How did a celebrated academic with no peer-reviewed publications receive $900,000 in funding? … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Figure Fun

Ever since Figure One debuted, I’ve wanted to write about… figures. What can the best ones do? Turns out they can be your elevator speech -or- guide your entire narrative. … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · 1 Comment