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Gorgeous Microscopy and Visual Journalism

Over at AudioVision, a project of Southern California Public Radio, Mae Ryan and others bring us the best in visual journalism. Mae contacted me about last month's feature on David Scharf, electron microscoper extraordinaire...

June 11, 2013 — Katie McKissick

Continuous and Discrete

As far back as the year 2000, a bookstore on Charing Cross Road in central London bore a sign that said “Any Amount of Books.” These days one often hears people conflate not only “amount” and “number” but also “less” and “fewer,” as in “There were less students in class today.” Alas, the confusion is even more common in North America than in England.Is it just a simple conversational error that only the grammatically fastidious find grating, or is there something more to it?...

June 11, 2013 — Chelluri Sastri

Introducing: Rebecca Burton

This is a series of Q&As with new, young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They - at least some of them - have recently hatched in the Incubators (science writing programs at schools of journalism), have even more recently fledged (graduated), and are now making their mark as wonderful new voices explaining science to the public...

STAFFJune 11, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Breaking Bad with Breakbone Fever

What if a bacterial infection could prevent you from getting Dengue Fever? Malaria too?Before you run off to eat a handful of spoiled sushi or roll about in a cow pasture allow me to clarify...

June 11, 2013 — Mark Farmer

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