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By Yoram Bauman / On May 7th, 2014

Editor's note: The very first copies of The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change arrived at our office today and they look great. To celebrate, we asked coauthors Grady Klein and Yoram Bauman to tell us about their writing process....

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By Lucy Moore / On April 24th, 2014

When I was in grade school, my mother was a graduate student in philosophy, and I learned from her about the categorical imperative. What I grasped at that impressionable age was that if you are thinking about doing something, you should imagine that...

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By Jason Leppig / On April 16th, 2014

Post by Nancy Baron While not everyone may be interested in your science at first, many people are interested in scientists, as your work seems…mysterious. What do you actually do? Why are you so devoted to it? They want to know what makes you tick....

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By Rafe Sagarin / On January 28th, 2014

Aníbal Pauchard and I argued in Observation and Ecology that despite the great advances information technology has helped us make in complex fields like ecology, the increasing time both children and...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On October 28th, 2013

There’s a great interview of anthropologist David Howes in the 14 September 2103 NewScientist (subscription access) about the...

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By Jason Leppig / On October 25th, 2013

"Now we are translating this book into Korean and would like to spread H. Bruce Franklin's idea about over-fishing and ecology concerns to people in our area."

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By Michael Branch / On September 9th, 2013

I’ll admit that those of us who live in remote desert places tend to be idiosyncratic, though it is unclear to me whether the weird are attracted to the wild, dry country or if we are instead sculpted by it. And when you live in relative isolation—and in...

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By Lucy Moore / On August 13th, 2013

I am a talk radio addict. I listen to everything, including certain hosts you wouldn’t expect someone of my persuasion to listen to. I am fascinated both by hosts and callers, what they say, how they express themselves, what they are afraid of and what...

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By Rafe Sagarin / On August 6th, 2013

Once again I’m promoting science writer Michelle Nijhuis, this time for a little piece in The New...

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