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Khalil s Picks (15 February 2013)

Some surprising stuff this week: dinosaur DNA, on the most abundant organism on Earth, non-stinking sweat and more. Also, some fiction related news this week, as Jonah Lehrer gets a couple of mentions...

February 15, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Ilana Yurkiewicz

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...

February 7, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (1 February 2013)

I’m currently at ScienceOnline 2013 (yay!) which means that I’m doing more talking than reading (and writing). My picks this week are few so if you’ve read something from up-and-coming science writers which I failed to pick up here, do leave a link in the comment section below...

February 1, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Astrobites: Students Making Astrophysics Accessible

This is a guest post by Nathan Sanders, a PhD student at Harvard University and a writer at Astrobites .–Understanding science is hard. This is true even for well educated and highly motivated readers, like college students earning science degrees...

January 30, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

"Communicating Science" Workshop

This is a guest post by Kara Manke, an MIT grad student and also a member of the “Communicating Science” workshop organizing committee. -- During our monthly phone call, my grandma invariably asks me, “so, have you figured out that glass stuff yet?” It seems that, despite having spent five years of graduate school studying the physics of glass-forming liquids, all that I have managed to convey to her is that I work on “that glass stuff.” This is a common experience for graduate students in science...

January 23, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (18 January 2013)

Did you know that morphine can physically hurt? This and something about a goat facility, painless vaccines, researchers proposing that you learn medicine (a little bit is fine) and more...

January 18, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

On The Fraternity Of Journalists

Hollywood is a fan of journalists. On the screen at least. Journalists, Hollywood would have you believe, live an adrenaline-filled life, travel the world undercover and dismantle the most obscure of plots...

January 10, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (4 January 2013)

First Picks of the year! And I’m already looking forward to reading some great pieces throughout 2013 as well as discovering new science writers. All aboard!

January 4, 2013 — Khalil A. Cassimally

This Year s Best Tips For Young And Early-Career Science Writers

Democracy in action! Here are the blog posts from the “Tips” series which have received the most traffic in 2012. Tips is a series on The SA Incubator which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers...

December 27, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (21 December 2012)

Welcome to the end-of-the-world edition of Picks which does not highlight any articles about the end of the world. Go figure. What this week’s picks do highlight is unsurprisingly much cooler (and at times more serious)...

December 21, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Science Writer, How Do You Take Notes?

Writers write. They also read. A lot. Science writers are no exception. They read articles, blog posts, press releases, peer-reviewed papers, books. The more they read, they usually say, the more and the better they write...

December 20, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (7 December 2012)

This one is without doubt the most extensive Picks I’ve done here on The SA Incubator. The variety of articles and blog posts is staggering so you’re sure to find something of interest to you...

December 7, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Suzi Gage

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...

November 28, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil's Picks (23 November 2012)

After that long turkey-induced sleep, here’s to some good science. This week’s picks includes an emotional piece about a dad, synthetic biology as the sci-fi extension of genetic engineering, astronomy in China and much much more (including one Thanksgiving-themed post)...

November 23, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally
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