Well, friends, this is the last post I’ll be making on Take As Directed at PLOS Blogs. Tonight, after the bartender calls, “Time, gentlemen,” we’ll take down the neon lights, pack up the boxes, and
An earlier version of this post appeared originally on 1 October 2012 at Terra Sigillata. This is tiring enough for a science writer. I cannot imagine being in law enforcement. The pace at which psychoactive
This post appeared originally at my Terra Sigillata blog yesterday, 20 September 2012. In the past 24 48 hours, do you recall hearing anything about arsenic in rice? If you’re in the United States, the
Here is why I will always remember. Originally posted on 11 September 2006 at Terra Sigillata on ScienceBlogs. Let me tell you about John Michael Griffin, Jr. Griff, as he was known in high school,
Like you, I was stunned today by the statements of Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate candidate from St. Louis. As reported by Aaron Black at The Washington Post: “First of all, from what I
We want to send out our best wishes for comfort, success, and a speedy recovery to Boing Boing co-editor Xeni Jardin as she takes a major step this morning in her journey through breast cancer.
I’ve been having a bit of an existential crisis as of late, taking tally on my life and thinking deeply about my shortcomings and how my self-destructive streak has negatively affected friends and family. It’s
Science Storyteller Perrin Ireland to scribe as artist-in-residence at the Nature Research Center Grand Opening!
As readers at Take As Directed and Terra Sigillata are aware, I’m working at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh as we launch our new wing, the Nature Research Center (NRC). Dedicated
RALEIGH, NC – Although it’s personal day job news, I’m certain this announcement will be of interest to all of our PLoS readers and others in the science communications community. Brian Malow, Earth’s Premier Science
Many thanks to the large, diverse group of folks who’ve referred this post via Twitter, Facebook, and blogs. The tips can be found by scrolling down but I’ve provided this initial background on why I