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Granite Countertops: From A Volcano To Your Kitchen

If you want a high-fashion kitchen these days, granite countertops are a must.  But what is granite, really — and how did this particular rock end up in our kitchens? … Continue reading

May 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Making the case for science in the mainstream

A journalist reflects on what its like holding onto her scientific past and trying to get more science into mainstream news. Some tips and tricks for others doing the same. … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Finding One’s Grit: A Look at the Thing That Drives Us

Does grit lead to success? Can someone choose to be gritty? A recent Ph.D.-recipient looks inward for the answers, but she only finds questions about this newly-defined personality trait. by … Continue reading

May 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Visualizing data: how does it work?

Increasingly powerful computer software enables data visualization well beyond a basic graph or pie chart. How do journalists communicate the raw data important in a data-driven piece in an engaging … Continue reading

May 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

Thinking Beyond the Breast

Why BRCA is sometimes a misnomer—and the quest to find its Achilles’ Heel.                                   … Continue reading

May 18, 2013 · 2 Comments

What makes a science story interesting? (Part 1 of 2)

Some fields of science are notoriously theoretical, making them difficult for non-scientists to grasp.  However, explaining applied science is just as important, and it may even dissolve a few barriers. … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Pitch, Publish, Prosper: The Science Writers’ Handbook

In a small San Francisco cafe, five science writers share stories of their pasts, discuss possibilities for the future, and explore what it means to be a science writer today … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 2 Comments