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The SA Incubator

The next generation of science writers and journalists.

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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

Khalil's Picks (7 June 2013)

Eating insects has been the new craze for science writers ever since the UN released a report that advocates the rearing of insects potentially for human consumption and animal feed last month...

STAFFJune 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Allyson Green

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 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Bora's Picks (May 31st, 2013)

Is Nature Unnatural? by Natalie Wolchover: On an overcast afternoon in late April, physics professors and students crowded into a wood-paneled lecture hall at Columbia University for a talk by Nima Arkani-Hamed, a high-profile theorist visiting from the Institute for Advanced Study in nearby Princeton, N.J...

STAFFMay 31, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Khalil's Picks (24 May 2013)

The Oklahoma tornado disaster was chilling in terms of sheer power and devastation caused. In this week’s picks, I highlight two articles about tornadoes.

STAFFMay 24, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Kyle Hill

This is a series of Q&As with young and up-and-coming science, health and environmental writers and reporters. They 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...

STAFFMay 22, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Bora's Picks (May 17th, 2013)

Protecting South America’s Crown of Biodiversity by Anne-Marie Hodge: Visiting a rainforest can be an exercise in challenged expectations.

STAFFMay 17, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Khalil s Picks (10 May 2013)

As usual, it’s been a great week on the writing front from up-and-coming science writers. This week’s selection has the horrifying, the less horrifying, the beautiful and the wow and important...

STAFFMay 10, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

SEO Writing And How It s Changing Science Writing Online

As more and more science writing is done specifically for the web, the way science writers pen their stories is subtly and not-so-subtly changing. Writers are becoming increasingly conscious of search engine optimisation (SEO) and social media optimisation (SMO) for instance...

STAFFMay 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Bora's Picks (May 3rd, 2013)

Working to save the mystery antelope that's little bigger than a pet cat by Lacey Avery: Little is known about the silver dik-dik (Madoqua piacentinii) population that roams the dense coastal bushlands of eastern Africa, but experts are working to learn more about the mysterious species......

STAFFMay 3, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

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