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Stories by Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil’s Picks (22 November 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (22 November 2013)

Another week, more great stuff. We have a great selection today which will make your weekend really really good. Dig in! – A New Kind of Food Science: How IBM Is Using Big Data to Invent Creative Recipes by Aatish Bhatia Computers are constantly getting smarter.

November 22, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (15 November 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (15 November 2013)

Another really awesome week with everything from some some meta-science journalism stories to the wonders of rocks ants, crocodiles, dead satellites and Carl Sagan.

November 15, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (8 November 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (8 November 2013)

You’ve been waiting the entire week for this, haven’t you? The first piece is a highly-recommended analysis of freelance science journalism salaries.

November 8, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (1 November 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (1 November 2013)

Candy! Candy corn? What exactly is candy corn?! This week’s picks points you to the answer as well as to some super science writing filled with dolphins, octopuses, zombies, rhinos, corals and, umm, engineers!

November 1, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (25 October 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (25 October 2013)

We’re back in business! This week was pretty phenomenal with Shutdown’s effects on science, evolution, history of sand, Google Flu, the chemist that is nature… Quick note before I leave you with this week’s great reads.

October 25, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (4 October 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (4 October 2013)

This week on Picks, we’ve got a great selection: the science (or pseudoscience?) of sleep apps, Nobel guinea pigs, “clean eating,” dinosaurs, the computer that smells and so much more… – Sleep Cycle App: Precise, or Placebo?

October 4, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (20 September 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (20 September 2013)

This week on Picks: prosopagnosia (!!!!), violent video games, delusions, white whales, a frog that got fried by a NASA spaceship, and so much more.

September 20, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (6 September 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (6 September 2013)

This week on Picks: why do we sleep (an eternal question, isn’t it?), chaos theory got personal, you are what you eat, dinosaurs (of course!) and more.

September 6, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (23 August 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (23 August 2013)

This week on Picks: Bacteria that cause pain, slimy salamanders, balance of the sexes, and more! – Bacteria can cause pain on their own by Cristy Gelling Bacteria can directly trigger the nerves that sense pain, suggesting that the body’s own immune reaction is not always to blame for the extra tenderness of an infected [...]

August 23, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (16 August 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (16 August 2013)

This week on Picks: mother’s experiences before birth affect offspring, psychology IS a science, near-death cognitive experiences, the weird case of antidepressants, inside the mind of a killer whale.

August 16, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil’s Picks (2 August 2013)

Khalil’s Picks (2 August 2013)

This week in awesome: – Viewpoint: Plug ‘leaky pipeline’ for women in science by Suzi Gage On Tuesday 16 July, about 100 people with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (also known as Stem) gathered in a boardroom in central London, armed with coffee and pastries.

August 2, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil s Picks (2 August 2013)

Khalil s Picks (2 August 2013)

This week in awesome: -- Viewpoint: Plug 'leaky pipeline' for women in science by Suzi Gage On Tuesday 16 July, about 100 people with an interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (also known as Stem) gathered in a boardroom in central London, armed with coffee and pastries.

August 2, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil s Picks (19 July 2013)

Khalil s Picks (19 July 2013)

So much good stuff in this week’s Picks! So much so that I won’t bore you with my usual commentary for a change. Dive in straight away then! -- Wave at Saturn — But Will Cassini See You?

July 19, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil s Picks (5 July 2013)

Khalil s Picks (5 July 2013)

There’s a huge debate/dispute bubbling about Japan hunting whales under the guise of scientific research. Australia rang the alarm bells and the international community is now pressuring Japan to owe up and give up.

July 5, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil s Picks (21 June 2013)

Khalil s Picks (21 June 2013)

LEGOs are in the news! Always a good thing, right? Well not necessarily. For the past few weeks, reports have been flying around about a new study which show that the faces of our favourite yellow brick people are getting less smiley.

June 21, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Introducing: Sedeer el-Showk

Introducing: Sedeer el-Showk

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.

June 19, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Khalil's Picks (7 June 2013)

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.

June 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
Stories by Khalil A. Cassimally

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