"When Bill Gates walks into a bar... the average salary goes up." - Popular geeky stats joke. I once heard a science editor at a rather well-known publication say, in public no less, that she has no idea what p -value* means...
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.
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!”.....
This is a guest post written by Nsikan Akpan, PhD, a health reporter at Medical Daily / International Business Times . He was formerly a science writer at the Center for Infection & Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health...
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...
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...
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...
Last year, we launched a public Google Sheet, gloriously entitled “Operation Database of the Future,” that provides advice and tips on how to pitch editors of various science publications as well as payment rates, editors’ contact details and actual pitches...
Yesterday I skyped into Czerne Reid's science journalism class at University of Florida to talk about breaking into science writing as a profession, and especially the use of blogs and social media as tools for accomplishing that goal...
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.
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