If you’ve ever written a news story on a tight deadline, you’ve probably had some version of this thought: Please, will someone—anyone—call or email me back? The gap between getting a news assignment and […]
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My editors at Nature must have thought I was crazy when I pitched a 4000-word feature to be “written” almost entirely in direct quotes from sources. I probably was. But my oral history of the […]
“When I’m reporting, everyone I meet seems to basically look ‘regular’ to me. It doesn’t seem worth saying that this scientist wears glasses or has smoothly brushed hair or a large nose. I know I’m supposed to look for physical things that seem to mean something … What am I doing wrong?”
While Cynthia Graber isn’t new to reporting on regenerative medicine, her interview with Tufts University biologist Michael Levin led to some unexpected stories. In research that recalls the toils of Dr. Frankenstein, Levin uses electricity […]
“At this time of year, with new growth laying a haze of green over the wet fields, the farm country around this small town smells faintly but distinctly of manure. It’s a rich, warm aroma, […]
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 […]