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The SA Incubator

The SA Incubator

The next generation of science writers and journalists.


Khalil s Picks (26 April 2013)

This week we have barcoded ants, 3D printing fetuses, seals’ teeth, pseudoscience in the filter bubble and more. Let’s do this! -- We’ve done it, people.

STAFFApril 26, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Bora's Picks (April 19th, 2013)

Are you a super seer? Why some people see fewer colors than others and why women are more likely to be super seers by Naveena Sadasivam: It was the late 1700’s and John Dalton, now well known for his achievements in atomic theory, was walking by a store when he noticed a pair of stockings displayed with the sign “Silk, and newest fashion.” He decided to buy a pair for his mother and chose what he thought was dark, dull blue but to his surprise his mother, on receiving the hose, exclaimed: “They’re as red as cherry, John!”.....

STAFFApril 19, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Khalil s Picks (12 April 2013)

This week is geek-fest. Solar-powered planes, Monkey butts, sperm cryopreservation, transparent brains and more. Voooooom in... -- In awesome this week, blogger Aatish Bhatia looks at solar-powered planes...

STAFFApril 12, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Shannon Palus

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...

STAFFApril 9, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Bora's Picks (April 5th, 2013)

Domesticated bees do not replace declining wild insects as agricultural pollinators by Lacey Avery: Sprinkled with pollen, buzzing bees fly from one blossom to another, collecting sweet nectar from brilliantly colored flowers...

STAFFApril 5, 2013 — Bora Zivkovic

Khalil s Picks (29 March 2013)

This week we have the science of The Walking Dead, dinosaur embryos, a reminder of why spring is awesome and more. Of note, I can get a little hyper when talking about dinosaurs.

STAFFMarch 29, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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