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Frisbee meets fluid: Skipping stones takes spin and skill

Letting the frogs out, baking pancakes, and making rabbit leaps – whatever you call it, the universal and simple game of skipping stones is science made tangible and fun.

May 5, 2014 · 4 Comments

Have your embargo and break it too

Press embargoes, what are they good for? And can you really place an embargo on publicly posted research papers?

February 24, 2014 · 1 Comment


Holier-than-thou storms brew on Twitter, and the science communicators have been out with their pitchforks. by Amanda Alvarez   The past few months have seen a succession of upheavals in … Continue reading

November 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Moon, Shadow, and Science at 30,000 Feet

An online discussion serves up optics and illusions, as scientists debate a “mysterious light spot seen from the air.”      by Amanda Alvarez              … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

The past and future of science journalism: an interview with Robert Bazell of NBC News and Yale

What will a veteran science journalist do after leaving TV to join a university, and how does he think the field has — or hasn’t — changed? by Amanda Alvarez … Continue reading

August 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

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