Just came back from The 2010 Conference on Communicating Science in Greenville SC which was awesome. Getting up before dawn tomorrow to get myself first to NYC to SciAm offices, then to ScienceWriters2010 at Yale in New Haven CT. Here are some examles of good science writing for you:
Wrapped in Data and Diplomas, It’s Still Snake Oil
Retinal implant partially restores sight in blind people
Impregnate My Eyeball? Cum Again?
A Decade on the Fly: Building the International Space Station–Module by Module [Slide Show]
Girding for a Republican Gavel at Climate Hearings
Old, Weird Tech: Blood for Black-and-White Films
Carnival of the Blue #42: Chilean Edition
Oral Sex Leads to Sex among Teens
Intelligently-designed conference strives to evolve science writing
“You Can Keep Your Insurance Plan If You Want”
Do Students Really Prefer Print Books to E-Books?
Speaking with the ‘Dean of Invention’
See what’s new on the ScienceWriters web site
Not Just Rocks… and Urban Sprawl Disrupts Wrentit Gene Flow
10 facts about the International Space Station and life in orbit
Online commentary: more than just noise?
Three-dimensional holograms move toward real-time “telepresence” capacity
“I’m committed to the destruction of the old media guard.” ABC News and Andrew Breitbart.
Annabel Bentley: Information overload…are you waving or drowning?
Funding models change with the times
Bacteria, the anti-cancer soldier
General Excellence, Print, Category Assignments 2011
Science and movies: My new essay in Nature
Ghosts in the Machine — The Industry of Medical Authorship
Girl Power: No Male? No Problem for Female Boa Constrictor
The Trouble with E-Readers, by David Pogue
Precious: Gollum (the fish) risks extinction in New Zealand
Caffeine overdoses: know your dose!
Nature comes clean about retractions and why they’re on the rise
Photograph 51: Rosalind Franklin and the Race for the Double Helix of DNA, Part 1 of 2
Who Wouldn’t Want to Experiment in New Media?
Hold that door, please! Observations on elevator etiquette
NOM, A Late-Stage Cancer in the American Body Politic
Getting a feel for freelancing
Amazon.com Editorial Team Unveils Best Books of 2010 List and The Best Books of 2010: The Top Ten (and More) and Library Journal Announces Inaugural Top Ten Best Books List
Climate change isn’t a game. Or is it?
NASA readies space shuttle Discovery for its final planned mission
Fish Oil Studies Show A Mixed Bag Of Effects
The Heat Was On: Atmospheric CO2 Triggered a Global Warming Event 40 Million Years Ago
Glia: The new frontier in brain science
Money for Scientific Research May Be Scarce With a Republican-Led House
Are Polar Bears More than ‘Threatened’?
Republican Victory Brings New Message of Change (PDF)
Vaccination, Confirmation Bias, and Knowing Your Audience
Coworking is coming to
Durham, North Carolina.