Authors of science books often begin as writers of science news. As a science journalist who is looking to write a book, I’ve become very curious as to how other science journalists made the leap […]
Archive for May, 2012
TON visits the working lair (and local pub and deer-filled park) of Ed Yong, London-based freelance science journalist and creator of the award-winning blog Not Exactly Rocket Science. (Caution for those with small children hovering: Ed has a bit of a potty mouth midway through. Just a bit. It’s mild. The kids’ll be fine.)
A good profile of a scientist goes beyond the science itself—and that’s why Helen Pearson’s ears perked up when she learned the personal story of Joe Thornton, a University of Oregon evolutionary biologist whose first […]
A recent NASW post quotes a Slate editor as saying, “We hate quotations at Slate. …They waste the readers’ time. Only use quotes when you can’t say it better yourself.” Wow! What do other writers and editors think about using quotes? And what do they think about quotes as readers themselves?
The Open Notebook visits the office of Brooklyn-based freelancer Cassandra Willyard, who writes for many excellent publications and blogs at the always-riveting The Last Word on Nothing. Cassie tells us that she went a little bonkers and took more than 100 photos of her office; she whittled it down to a smaller number for us, but you can find more photos and details about her office here.
The three cosmologists who shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics for the 1998 discovery of the accelerating universe were only a few of the dozens of scientists, working on two competing teams, who contributed […]