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Fight Knight: Eye Once Science

Fight Knight Project Group Sarah Gallagher, Shayan Golafshani, Flick Cain, Kallisse Dent, Taha Bashir   Project Title: 10 words  Eye Once Science (or Science At a Glance)  Requested Amount  5,000 dollars Expected Amount of time to Complete Project  1-2 months with a dedicated team Describe your Project: 500 words Our idea is a google chrome […]

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Finding Common Mistakes in “Common Mistakes”

The article “How to avoid common mistakes in science writing” serves as an aid for scientists publishing their work. It’s a quick checklist of dos and don’ts in order to complete a successful written scientific piece. The format of the article was a list- an easy, legible way for readers to quickly skim through a […]

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What Do Babies Know About Being Human?

I found the article by Natalie Angier in the NYT to be very effectively written. Firstly I found the way in which the lede was written to be very interesting. It was admittedly on the longer side of what I would think appropriate; however, I still found it gripping because of the cleaver use of […]

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Ancient findings support climate change predictions

Cool article about new findings! http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-31131336 New findings about ancient times suggest that the recent predictions made by the IPCC about climate change in relation to rising carbon emissions are correct. Scientists from the UK and Australia have used climate records and ancient carbon samples trapped in ice to construct a model of how climate responded […]

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David Clipner, the Nature Cure

Tucked right next to Black Pond Woods, perched atop a small hill on Ann Arbor’s north side, you can find the Leslie Science Center. Large gardens surround century old buildings. Soft grass covers the hillside. Birds chirp. Kids play. It seems as if everything is blissfully humming along to the beat of nature itself. David […]

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Culture clash: Science vs. Journalism

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2011/06/28/am-i-a-science-journalist/ This article addresses the rift between science blogging and science journalism from an interesting perspective. The writer considers himself both a science journalist and a science blogger, an apparent contradiction that is refuted by the fact that science blogging can be useful and respectable when it is done using proper journalistic practices (fact-checking, etc.) […]

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Embargoes in Science Reporting

Until recently, I was not aware that almost all scientific journals have embargo policies on their articles. Basically this means the journal organization and the journalist can agree to a specified time frame, during which the journalist is allowed information that is not yet public, and cannot publish any reports on the article until a […]

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