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Finding Your First Job As A Science Writer

In the age of newspaper and magazine cutbacks, it can be tough finding your first science writing gig.  Here, I share some tips I learned in my recent job search. … Continue reading

June 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

Decoding the Supreme Court

Last week, the Supreme Court decided DNA could not be patented. But some types of DNA were left fair game. The justices made errors and left it difficult to explain. … Continue reading

June 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mixed Media: Reintegrating the Arts and Sciences

What does dance have to do with the Higgs boson? And how does glass relate to our internal organs? Seven collaborative projects unveiled this week at the International Festival of … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Science Funding: No Secrets Here

Opinion: Recent disclosure of NSA surveillance has opened a national conversation about confidential government programs. The trouble with secrecy extends to research too, where competitive grant dollars are becoming increasingly … Continue reading

June 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

It’s hard to talk about technical topics in an engaging way. Yet some extremely technical fields, like string theory, seem to have no problem attracting an audience. I interviewed condensed … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

The quick #scicomm @WCSJ2013 guide to Finland

As the biggest international science journalism conference nears, here are some science-y factoids about host nation Finland from a Helsinki native. by Amanda Alvarez Monty Python’s musical ribbing of Finland … Continue reading

June 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Floss, Hammer, Throw

Next time you can’t bear to floss, consider this: a macaque might steal for such luxury. A charming new-ish book compiles and systematizes examples of tool use by our neighbors. … Continue reading

June 5, 2013 · Leave a comment