Late last week, along with so many of you, I read Dr. Danielle N. Lee’s honest and horrifying post on The Urban Scientist about the email exchange she had with a website editor who invited
My previous posts on the inevitable politics of climate science, I was flattered to see, figured into a terrific article this week by David Roberts of Grist about the futility of “just the facts” approaches
Last year after the unraveling of his serial plagiarism, lies, and falsification of quotes led to Jonah Lehrer’s resignation from The New Yorker and the removal of his book Imagine: How Creativity Works from bookstores,
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.
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
Andy Revkin has been kind enough to respond to my previous post about his “False Equivalence on Climate Message Machines.” He’s gentleman enough to concede that he was overly glib in equating a scholarly paper’s
My previous encomium to Ed Yong’s initiative in breaking out of the traditional science news box brought a gratifying response, not least of all from Ed himself, whom I might have managed to embarrass. (Success!)
(Update added at end.) Last week in my “Improving Science Journalism” post, I recapped an argument that I had previously made in an opinion column for the Guardian newspaper and in a speech at ScienceOnline2011:
To my delight, one result of my attendance at the exciting ScienceOnline2011 conference a couple of weeks ago was an invitation from Alok Jha of the Guardian newspaper to write an opinion piece for them