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This pattern is inspired by the work of South African artist Dr. Ester Mahlangu of the Ndebele nation in South Africa. Such vibrant Ndebele patterns can be seen on houses, clothing, and other surfaces in South Africa, and this particular piece has science imagery as way to express the growing interest in decolonizing science in Africa.

Decolonizing Science Writing in South Africa

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by · February 12, 2019 · 5 comments
Two Pacific Swallow( Hirundo tahitica ) birds facing each other with open beak.

How to Conduct Difficult Interviews

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by · December 11, 2018 · 0 comments
Storygram: Joshua Sokol’s “Life After Mercury Poisoning”

Storygram: Joshua Sokol’s “Life After Mercury Poisoning”

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by · December 4, 2018 · 0 comments
Finding the Science in Any Story

Finding the Science in Any Story

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by · November 27, 2018 · 1 comment
Thoughts on Voice: What It Is (And Isn’t). And How to Find Yours.

Thoughts on Voice: What It Is (And Isn’t). And How to Find Yours.

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by · November 7, 2018 · 0 comments
How to Read a Scientific Paper

How to Read a Scientific Paper

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by · November 6, 2018 · 4 comments
Wudan Yan wading through what remains of a mangrove forest in Myanmar's Ayeyarwady Delta in Oct 2015.

Surviving the Elements: Confronting Difficult Field-Reporting Conditions

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by · October 30, 2018 · 0 comments
Storygram: Maria Konnikova’s “Altered Tastes”

Storygram: Maria Konnikova’s “Altered Tastes”

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by · October 23, 2018 · 1 comment
Some autistic writers have poor working memory and can become overwhelmed trying to retain too many details at once.

Writing When on the Autism Spectrum

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by · October 9, 2018 · 1 comment
Good Transitions: A Guide to Cementing Stories Together

Good Transitions: A Guide to Cementing Stories Together

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by · September 25, 2018 · 1 comment
An artist's conception shows two merging black holes similar to those detected by LIGO.

Storygram: Nicola Twilley’s “The Billion-Year Wave”

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by · September 11, 2018 · 1 comment
The Intern’s Survival Guide

The Intern’s Survival Guide

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by · August 28, 2018 · 1 comment