Tagged: writing

Why Wikipedia often overlooks stories of women in history - Guest Work

Guest Work Mar 20, 2018

Tamar Carroll, Rochester Institute of Technology and Lara Nicosia, Rochester Institute of Technology This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Movements like #MeToo are drawing increased attention to the systemic discrimination facing women in a range of professional fields, from Hollywood and journalism to banking and government. Discrimination is … Read More

Who’s afraid of Noam Chomsky? - Mind Matters

Michael Corballis Feb 26, 2018

Me. But let’s press on regardless. Noam Chomsky is a polarising figure in modern intellectual life. Best known in popular discourse for his radical criticism of US foreign policy, he has written countless best-selling book on this and related political topics. It is as a philosopher and linguist, though, that he is likely to be best remembered intellectually, … Read More

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