The Pot-Stirrer: Teaching Evolution in the Southeast U.S.
Although evolution is overwhelmingly accepted by scientific communities, it remains a taboo and often misunderstood subject for much of the rural American So...
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Catapult | Dont Write Alone | How Science Journalist Ed Yong Helps Readers Make Sense of the World
Ed Yong on his writing process, uplifting fellow writers, and how science journalism “trains you to grapple with uncertainty.”
Using Narrative to Tell Science Stories - The Open Notebook
Characters. Scenic action. Sensory detail. Intuitive structure. This collection focuses on how to use narrative techniques to tell science stories.
Gender Differences in Pitching: Results from the TON Pitching Habits Survey - The Open Notebook
The TON Pitching-Habits Survey probed gender differences in science journalists’ pitching habits and how such differences may pertain to gender disparities in the field. We found that men and women in many ways pitch similarly—but when men push back against a rejection, they’re more likely than women to do so by proposing an alternative angle. Our data also suggest that such persistance may yield different results for men and women.
Science communication: the dangers of oversimplifying microbiome studies
Lauren Freeman and Saray Ayala spoke to us about the dangers of oversimplification and decontextualization in microbiome research - and why they think scientists should be careful before recommending behavioural changes
Help your children learn about biology with a bedtime story
How do you explain genes and genetics to a six year old? Parents trying to home-educate their children during the lockdown can now combine their science lear...