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A Note to Beginning Science Writers – Carl Zimmer

The Loom:

Science Blogs worth reading

These blogs provide good examples of effective science writing/communication for a broad audience:

Dot Earth – Andrew Revkin

“In Dot Earth, which recently moved from the news side of The Times to the Opinion section, Andrew C. Revkin examines efforts to balance human affairs with the planet’s limits. Conceived in part with support from a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, Dot Earth tracks relevant developments from suburbia to Siberia. The blog is an interactive exploration of trends and ideas with readers and experts.”

The Loom – Carl Zimmer

“Carl Zimmer writes about science regularly for the New York Times and magazines such as Discover, where he is a contributing editor and columnist. He is the author of twelve books, the most recent of which is Science Ink: Tattoos of the Science Obsessed. “

Not Exactly Rocket Science – Ed Yong

“Ed Yong is an award-winning British science writer. His work has appeared in New Scientist, the Times, WIRED, the Guardian, Nature and more. Not Exactly Rocket Science is his attempt to talk about the awe-inspiring, beautiful and quirky world of science to as many people as possible”

The Pump Handle – Liz Borkowski and Celeste Monforton, George Washington University School of Public Health.

“The Pump Handle is a place for people interested in public health and the environment to discuss the issues that interest us.”

Public Health Matters Blog – C.D.C. Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response

“Sharing our stories on preparing for and responding to public health events.”

Shots – NPR’s Health Blog

“This blog covers news about health and medicine. It is written and reported by NPR’s Science Desk.”