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Float On, Jellyfish

The local science writers’ group organizes a lot of cool events. Last weekend some of us spent a morning in Baltimore, checking out the jellyfish exhibit at the National Aquarium and touring a NOAA ship. I might write about the … Continue reading

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Book Trailer

The Science Writers’ Handbook: Everything You Need to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age has a trailer! Yep, this is the modern world, where books get trailers, just like movies. Except for instead of that guy who does … Continue reading

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Cooperation (and Mr. Rogers)

This week I had a chance to make a Mr. Rogers reference in a story, and I didn’t do it. I was writing about a psychology study on cooperation, and I felt like Mr. Rogers might have something to say … Continue reading

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adventures in video production

Last fall I went to a one-day workshop on how to make videos for the web. It was part of the ScienceWriters 2011 meetingĀ in Flagstaff. As part of the workshop, we were sent out in pairs to destinations around Flagstaff … Continue reading

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how synchrotrons work

For a story I was just working on, I needed to remember how a synchrotron works. (It’s a component of a particle accelerator.) I kind of thought I remembered, but I was happy to come across this video. It’s a … Continue reading

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rolling down to old maui

Here’s that sea chanty, “Rolling Down to Old Maui,” sung by the great Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers: “We’re homeward bound from the Arctic ground, rolling down to old Maui.” The sailors have been catching whales in the Arctic, which … Continue reading

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elements, j-pop style

Having blogged before on songs about the elements, and being a Japanese speaker, I believe I am in a position of unique authority to say: Yes, of course Tom Lehrer’s song about the elements needed to be translated into Japanese. … Continue reading

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primordial soup

Over at Smithsonian magazine, blogger Sarah Zielinski has written about my Origins of Life story and the concept of primordial soup. I said in my story that it wasn’t exactly a chunky beef stew, more like a few molecules scattered … Continue reading

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CHON CHON CHON CHON CHON CH CHON

A friend asked if I referenced the CHON movie in my story about the origins of life. I did not. Which is tragic, really – the CHON movie is an absolute classic of science cinema, and for more than a … Continue reading

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best cat on the internet

The internet has a lot of cats. But Maru, a Japanese cat who loves boxes, is really the best one. Just watch this one video – I think you’ll agree. Many more Maru videos here. And thanks to CuteOverload (who … Continue reading

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