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Stories by Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Jon Tennant

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 21, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (9 November 2012)

Hurricane Sandy is in the news but for this weeks’ picks, I opted to not concentrate on bad news exclusively. So in addition to Sandy and gloomy climate science, space science is also featured!...

November 9, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Talking Up Science With The Naked Scientists

Posted on behalf of Alan Boyd. This post is adapted from Alan's writing at the Medical Research Council's Insight . -- In the world of science podcasting, few shows can boast the longevity, volume and quality of content of the University of Cambridge’s Naked Scientists ...

November 1, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (26 October 2012)

This week in Picks: polio eradication in Nigeria, AI goes in sports commentary, hookah and energy-drinks aren’t healthy at all and posts from young science writers who just joined SciLogs.com, a science blogging network...

October 26, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (12 October 2012)

This week in Picks: skydiving, chewing tobacco is food, going beyond the solar system and synthetic meat. Let’s skydive in. -- You’ve probably heard of that guy who wants to jump from 23 miles up (which is kind of like in space already—stratosphere actually)...

October 12, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

University of Michigan s Mind The Science Gap Relaunches

Many universities have dedicated student-run science publications. Such publications are ideal places for young science writers to work with an editorial team, build up confidence and grow their portfolios...

October 4, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Twitter For Science Writers

In this digital age, journalists and writers are increasingly having to focus on producing content online, be it the long-form feature stories, the news articles or the opinionated blog posts...

October 3, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (28 September 2012)

Today, we have the cool edition of Picks. Geology becomes cool thanks to seashells, bacteria reach new cool levels because they control water’s freezing point, a supernova from a thousand years ago did not give birth to any stars (I’ve decided that this is cool), DNA sequencing in schools should make science even cooler...

September 28, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Johns Hopkins University s The Sieve Relaunches

Many universities have dedicated student-run science publications. Such publications are ideal places for young science writers to work with an editorial team, build up confidence and grow their portfolios...

September 26, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Podcasting: Stop Typing And Start Talking

Posted on behalf of Alan Boyd. A disclaimer: when it comes to communicating science, podcasting is my medium of choice. Though I’ve more recently made forays into writing, editing and public demonstrating, for me the draw of a live microphone and the prospect of a late night editing session cannot be beaten.The term “podcasting”, a portmanteau of “iPod” and “broadcasting” was first coined by Ben Hammersley in the Guardian newspaper in February 2004...

September 18, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil s Picks (14 September 2012)

This week we have brain parasites, wasps who hunt deadly spiders, skin turning into sperm and more. Oh, and Bora pitches in with his list of awesomeness too!

September 14, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

New Scientist Prize For Science Writing

Are you a student attending an Australian or New Zealander university? Have you been mulling over writing a science story for a while? Then this competition is an ideal opportunity to fire up Microsoft Word and get cracking...

September 13, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil's Picks (31 August 2012)

This week, we have the science of ant colonies, the mathematics of war, cannabis and more. In other words, the usual brilliance. I love ants! They’ve always fascinated me, with their moving in trails, knocking against one another.....

August 31, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Tips: Insight Into Science Writing By Charles Choi

Tips is a series which aims to provide young and early-career science writers with, well, tips to aid them in their budding careers. The series will attempt to link out to existing resources available online...

August 28, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally
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