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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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Tag Archives: writing
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
Modern technology is allowing me to eavesdrop on the Science Online 2013 conference, which I wanted to attend this week. Science Online is a nonprofit which ”facilitates conversations, community, and collaborations at the intersection of Science and the Web.” Its yearly … 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
Where can you see a poet reading her work underneath a gray sedan? Tonight, Wayne’s World of Automotive Services in Beverly, Massachusetts hosted a reading where poets stood at a podium underneath an auto lift, surrounded by tools and fluorescent … 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
In journalism, there’s a relatively new movement called Hacks/Hackers. I call it a movement because it appears to be more than a trend or isolated group. Journalists who are part of Hacks/Hackers seek to mix tech smarts with journalism savvy. … Continue reading
When I jazz information up to present it in this blog, I’m aware translating science can be risky. When I started introducing myself as a journalist at parties, some people backed away. There’s a perception that professional communicators aren’t trustworthy … Continue reading