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Khalil's Picks (27 April 2012)

Lots of great writing from young and early career science writers this week. Selection includes millions of birds killed due to tower collisions, how gaming can be used for science outreach, why some people are better at drawing than others and more...

April 27, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Chagos: When Conservation Makes Refugees

In February 1964, the British and Americans made a secret pact in London. For a discount of $ 11 million on American-made Polaris submarines, the British agreed to expel the 2,000 native inhabitants of Diego Gargia, the largest island of the Chagos archipelago in the Indian Ocean, and hand over the island for use as an American military base...

April 25, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Introducing: Jack Scanlan

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...

April 24, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Get Published: Significance Magazine

Significance , the outreach magazine of the Royal Statistical Society and the American Statistical Association, is looking for contributions for its upcoming issues.

April 18, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize

Attention young science writers based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland--this is your chance to get that big break into science writing. The Wellcome Trust Science Writing Prize is a science writing competition organised by the Wellcome Trust (you guessed that right), a global charitable foundation dedicated to promulgate science and promote its advancement, in association with The Guardian and The Observer ...

April 17, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Khalil's Picks (13 April 2012)

Every Friday, Bora or I will post a collection of links to some science articles written by young science writers during the elapsed week. Those young science writers may currently be enrolled in journalism school programs, be new graduates of such programs or they may have just started dabbing their feet in science writing...

April 13, 2012 — Khalil A. Cassimally

Superfetation: Pregnant while already pregnant

Some weeks back, I came across a case report published in 1999 in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology [1]. It presented a twin pregnancy wherein one of the fetuses seemed to be at a younger developmental stage in its mother’s womb compared to its sibling...

April 27, 2011 — Khalil A. Cassimally
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