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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Category Archives: writing
If you’re a blogger or independent journalist, do you know your legal rights and risks? If not, there are organizations online that can help you. Today, experts from Harvard University and Boston University explored journalists’ rights in a panel called … Continue reading
Sometimes the act of simplifying jargon can be very amusing. At the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2013 Annual Meeting this week, one of the presenters cited this xkcd comic strip with a down-to-earth illustration of a space shuttle. … Continue reading
In November, I withdrew into the snowy environment of northern Massachusetts to reflect on my goals for the coming year. I live next to a park belonging to the Trustees of Reservations, so bluejays and nuthatches kept me company while … Continue reading
I am ghostwriting part of an environmental physics book. That is why my blog posts have been sporadic recently. Writing about physics has taught me more about simplicity in science writing. Although I was almost a physics major during college, … Continue reading
I just returned from the Mass Poetry Festival with many ideas about how poetic skills can enrich science writing. Poetry isn’t very popular in the United States, although the slam movement has opened it to a broader audience. As a former … Continue reading
I fell asleep while watching the movie Helvetica last week. Like the font it describes, the film seems simple and empty. But it also sets the letters in context. Helvetica is a product of the reconstruction of Europe during the … Continue reading
Like many jobs, writing becomes much more fun once you have the right tools. Why else would people buy Moleskine journalism notebooks? If you’re using a standard word processing program for writing, try visiting some of these websites. Liquid Story … Continue reading