Tagged: writing

Introducing Lateral - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Aug 07, 2015

The first issue of Lateral Magazine is out. It features—what else—‘firsts’: “from childhood memories to the first world war, to breakthroughs in human genome editing to our first close look at Pluto, to the origins of science fiction cinema.” Categories include Art & Popular Culture, Life Science, Physical Science, Society & Education, and Philosophy … Read More

Making the impenetrable penetrable- science articles as videos - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Jun 19, 2015

  I love writing, especially blog posts, as they’re my chance to be creative – to have a voice. I invest a lot of me in everything I write, but if you’ve read any of my previous posts you’ll be well aware of that already. I started blogging because I felt oppressed and without a creative outlet; yet I … Read More

Students, early career scientists – win an iPad in writing competition - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 06, 2012

Want to win an iPad and show-off your science writing skills? Ph.D. students and early-career scientists (< 6 years post-Ph.D.) can enter an international science writing competition, Access to Understanding, run by Europe PubMed Central. The winning entry will  published in the new open-access journal, eLife (launching next week) with the writer winning an … Read More

Thoughts on scientific abstracts also a science writing check-list - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Oct 02, 2012

I would strongly encourage research students, scientists and science writers to read Noah Gray’s excellent piece at the Huffington Post science section. Titled Abstract Science, it takes apart the key elements of good scientific abstracts. Those that write science for general readers, including on blogs, should read it too. In breaking down his example abstract … Read More

New books in Science, Technology and Society - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 01, 2012

As we all know, there’s something of a profusion out there of books about science, technology and society in its myriad forms. Sorting through this heap can be something of a difficult task, and so it’s with some delight that I’ve just heard about the New Books in Science, Technology and Society initiative. It ‘aims [...] … Read More

New Zealand and Australian university students – win $1500 writing about science - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Sep 14, 2012

NewScientist magazine are offering a science writing competition, closing September 21st, for New Zealand and Australian university students (undergraduate or postgraduate). The first three placed individuals win cash prizes of $1500, $750 and $250, respectively.* Articles can be either, a short feature report, in third person, discussing a scientific breakthrough or issue … Read More