At the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s 2012 conference on “Science Writing in the Age of Denial,” speakers traced the the long, deep, political and psychological roots of climate change denial.
Forgive a scary statistic that may interfere with your summertime fun, but the month of June is already half over, which means that if past trends marked by the CDC have held true, then more
More on UW-Madison’s recent conference about the public’s resistance to scientific messages about evolution, climate change, vaccines, and other matters.
The first installment of my summary of a fascinating science writing meeting at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
If we can’t eat insects or risk death when we drink coffee anymore, what’s the point?
Having misplaced my anti-narcissism drugs earlier this week, I can’t see any reason not to usurp the year-end retrospective trope and look back at some of what I’ve most enjoyed writing in 2011. I don’t
Update added at end. Back in 2005 I wrote about dolphins that had developed a culture of placing protective sponges over their beaks to root along the seafloor for fish, which was noteworthy as a
The terrible discovery that Marie Joseph, a 36-year-old mother of five, had drowned in a public swimming pool in Fall River, Mass., turned all the more macabre with the subsequent revelation that her body—spotted by
Scientific developments worth blogging about pile up faster than I can find time to write about them. But rather than watch yet another heap of these worthwhile stories die of old age in my queue,
Bed bugs, those blood-sucking assassins of tranquility, have most often been seen throughout history as pests with a small “p.” Their itchy bites can be profound nuisances, and the thought of them infesting mattresses and