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Single Best: Cristine Russell

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist Cristine Russell talks about the, er, breakthrough moment when she learned to avoid a certain science writing cliché. Russell […]

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Single Best: Charles Choi

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist Charles Choi shares the writing concept that is “God.” Choi is a longtime freelance science journalist […]

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Single Best: Robin Lloyd

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist Robin Lloyd shares a career turning point. Lloyd is online news editor at Scientific American. Follow her on Twitter […]

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Single Best: Dan Ferber

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, longtime science journalist and author Dan Ferber talks about the detective skills needed to spin a good science yarn. After […]

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Single Best: Seth Mnookin

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist and author Seth Mnookin shares a singular bit of advice about making time for creative work. […]

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Single Best: Elizabeth Preston

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Today we continue our series Single Best, where we ask top writer and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist Elizabeth Preston shares her insights into writing about science for kids. Preston is editor of MUSE […]

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Single Best: Paul Raeburn

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Today we continue our series, Single Best. We asked top journalists and editors to give us their single best piece of advice, given or taken; or their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, Paul Raeburn shares the ideal he always has in mind for the perfect story. Raeburn is a journalist and blogger, and […]

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Single Best: David Dobbs

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Today we continue our series Single Best. We asked top journalists and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, science journalist (and TON advisory board member) David Dobbs explains how he found an ending to his e-book, My Mother’s Lover. […]

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Single Best: Maryn McKenna

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Today we continue our series Single Best. We asked top journalists and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, Maryn McKenna shares a lesson she learned while reporting on a tsunami. McKenna is a columnist for Scientific American, a blogger for Wired […]

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Single Best: Laura Helmuth

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Today we continue our new series, Single Best. We asked top journalists and editors to give us their single best piece of advice — given or taken, their single best idea, reporting trip or memorable experience. Here, Laura Helmuth shares a bit of wisdom she learned from Molly Ivins. Helmuth is the science and health editor […]

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Single Best: Deborah Blum

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Today at The Open Notebook, we introduce a new recurring feature, Single Best. We asked top science writers to give us their best advice in one minute or less. We begin with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Deborah Blum. Blum is the author of five books, most recently the best-seller, The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine […]

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