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CASW Articles

August 12, 2014

The winner of the 2014 Evert Clark/Seth Payne Award, an annual prize for young science journalists, is Azeen Ghorayshi

December 03, 2013

Renowned Harvard chemist and inventor George M. Whitesides presented the first Patrusky Lecture at New Horizons in Science Nov. 3, 2013, as part of ScienceWriters2013 in Gainesville, FL.

Whitesides' lively and provocative talk celebrated goal-driven science built on simplicity. Important inventions, he argued, are made by stacking technologies whose building blocks are scientific and mathematical ideas as simple as binary arithmetic: 0s and 1s.

November 26, 2013

Colleagues surprised Ben Patrusky with tributes of words, music and contributions to a new CASW fund in his honor as they gathered in Gainesville, Florida for ScienceWriters2013 and the 51st New Horizons in Science briefings.

November 12, 2013

by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow | A Storify curation of social-media coverage of Linda Bartoshuk's New Horizons in Science presentation on November 4, 2013 

Amanda Mascarelli gathered social media posts from the concluding session on subjective measurement of human sensory perception. Click here to read the collection at Storify.

November 12, 2013

by Amanda Mascarelli, CASW Traveling Fellow |

A Storify curation of social-media coverage of George T. Whitesides' New Horizons in Science presentation on November 3, 2013 

Amanda Mascarelli organized social media coverage of George T. Whitesides' session. Click here to read the collection at Storify.

November 11, 2013

by Meghan Pryce | 

Space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has secured more than 650 customers and $130 million in revenue, the company’s chief executive officer told a group of science writers Nov. 3.

The first public flight of its reusable SpaceShipTwo vehicle is expected to launch next year, carrying passengers to briefly touch space—which starts at 60 miles above Earth—and then returning them to Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport America in New Mexico.

November 11, 2013

by Zack Peterson | 

They’ve come to be man’s best friend, but Clive D. L. Wynne, professor of psychology at Arizona State University, believes dogs originated from vermin.

“In fact,” added Wynne, speaking at CASW's New Horizons in Science, part of the ScienceWriters2013 meeting in Gainesville, FL, “they may have even qualified as parasites.”

November 11, 2013

by Zack Peterson | 

The keys to unlocking some of nature’s most intriguing puzzles about cancer may have been walking beside humans for years.

November 11, 2013

by Nathalie McCrate | 

Globe-trotting dust storms on Earth not only carry microbes from continent to continent, they even provide clues to the ability of life to survive on Mars, says an astrobiologist who is an authority on both planets.

November 11, 2013

by Elly Ayres | 

Studying how rock weathering in Greenland changed as the ice sheet grew may answer questions about the ice’s long-term stability and the global carbon cycle, according to a University of Florida geology professor.

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