The 490-seat Kahilu Theater in Waimea on the island of Hawaii plays host once a month to lectures by world-class astronomers who study the sky with the Keck Telescopes, located atop Mauna Kea, and better, the lectures are free and open to the public….more in Hana Hou!
I was at home in Hawaii, alone, relaxing after a dinner of leftovers from a party I hosted the night before: macaroni and cheese with manchego and chorizo, tossed greens, a glass of Rioja and…more in The New York Times.
Higher education hasn’t changed much for two centuries, until now…more in Nature Medicine
Hawaii’s forbidden island of Niihau grows more than just the best shell leis in the world, the people there are on the front line of global climate change…more in Hana Hou!.
Some scientists track obesessively citations of their publications, but does more lead to a better job?…more in Science.
This week I’m participating in the Knight Digital Media Center’s Indepedent Journalist Workshop at UC Berkeley. This class is only the second ever. The days are packed with all sorts of training, tools and strategies to move my work from print to the digital age. Specifically, I am learning how to develop my blog about the sense of smell into an engaging online news community. It’s an amazing group of people form whom to learn so much. Thanks, KDMC
Three times in the charm! I’ve applied for a career grant from the National Association of Science Writers three times and was successful in the last round. That means that I can now invest in a suit of digital media tools that I need to grow in my career as a journalist. Thanks, NASW!
A turbulent confluence of the bluewater Amazon River and a major blackwater tributary, the Rio Negro, in northern Brazil creates a phenomenon visible from space where these two rivers meet but refuse to mix…more in ChemMatters.
Seismic shifts in the publishing industry mean big changes for writers. In June 2010, 125 freelance writers and 50 editors gathered together on the Stanford campus to hash it out…[More at ScienceWriters].
Travel with a pet can be stressful for both of you, but a high-fiber diet starting a few days in advance can help smooth the ride…more in Dog Fancy .
As advances in genetics continue to flow from the laboratory into the clinic—and, increasingly, into courts—it’s crucial to parse the influence of gene-based technologies…more in Nature Medicine.
Photographers take an intimate look at the eye, again and again and again…more at Eye On NEI.