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Stories by Khalil A. Cassimally

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.

May 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...

May 22, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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...

May 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...

May 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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.

April 26, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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...

April 12, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

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.

March 29, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2013

One of the most prestigious writing prizes for upcoming UK-based science writers is back. Organised by The Wellcome Trust, in association with the Guardian and The Observer , the Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize 2013 is welcoming entries from non-professional writers until 28 April...

March 19, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (15 March 2013)

Brain pictures aren’t very helpful after all, Big Pharma’s trying to give the impression that it’s becoming more transparent, scientists’ crazy thoughts, possibility of life elsewhere in the universe, Paris syndrome...

March 15, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (1 March 2013)

From a personal essay about interacting with people who have auditory hallucinations, to mosquito males mating with females from other species. Plus “neurosexism,” the possibility of maths killing computers and Spider-Man...

March 1, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Brace Yourselves, Drone Journalism Is Coming

Drones. They come in all sizes and prices. They come as toys for eager children or as killing machines for the military. They come indie-styled from DIY enthusiasts or at the ready from specialised companies...

February 28, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Talking About Science On A Fashion Blog: On Lingeries And Quantum Physics

This is a guest post by Annika Victoria, a science undergraduate student based in Australia who runs a popular fashion blog. -- Having an in-depth conversation about the intricacies of quantum physics with an astrophysicist-slash-lingerie blogger was not something I would have predicted to occur when I first started my fashion blog in late 2011...

February 19, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally
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