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Sensor journalism: Turning journalists into scientists one data point at a time

Science, meet journalism. Journalism, meet science. The blossoming courtship between science and data and sensor journalism is blurring the lines, bringing the once-distinct fields together more than ever before. By … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

Earth Day Round-Up

Did you miss yesterday’s cavalcade of Earth Day coverage because you spent the day soaking up some sun, breaking out your bike, or digging in the dirt? Don’t you worry. We’ve … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Falling In Love At First Listen

What is happening in the brain when you hear a song you like for the first time? A new imaging study is one step closer to explaining the neural roots … Continue reading

April 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

How To Become A Science Celeb: Tips For Being Interviewed and Writing Press Releases

Media interviews are a challenge for both journalists and researchers. Here’s a list of tips that can help you prepare — and ensure favorable and accurate coverage of your science. … Continue reading

April 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Antisocial Social Media

Science is online now, right? And everyone’s on Twitter now, right? Not so fast. The people at the frontiers of science are not necessarily at the frontiers of communication technology. … Continue reading

April 11, 2013 · 1 Comment

Airport Security’s X-ray Vision

The two types of full body scanners used at airports differ in their imaging methods and radiation levels, but clear data on their health effects and safety are lacking. by … Continue reading

April 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

No Shoes in the Diorama

Nick has gone where millions of children yearn to be: inside the dioramas at AMNH. Here’s a quick Q&A about life –inside- the box. by Rebecca Widiss Last week’s NYTimes profile of … Continue reading

April 6, 2013 · Leave a comment