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CASW Articles

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.

November 11, 2013

by Jesse Mixson | 

Commercial spaceflight may get off the ground with paying passengers as soon as next year.

November 07, 2013

by Andrew Kays | 

Throw out your preconceptions about your playful pup's oldest ancestors. They were parasites.

That is what Clive D. L. Wynne, former University of Florida psychology professor and director of the UF Canine Cognition & Behavior Lab, said Nov. 3 in a presentation during CASW's New Horizons in Science, part of the ScienceWriters2013 meeting in Gainesville, Florida.

November 24, 2012

Live drawing by Perrin Ireland, who attended ScienceWriters2012 as a CASW traveling fellow, added a novel dimension to both the New Horizons and NASW sessions. We asked Perrin to tell us more about “live scribing” as a way of interpreting and communicating science.

Follow these links to see high-resolution images of Perrin's drawings, shown here in thumbnails:

September 11, 2012

Jon Cohen, a contributing correspondent for Science magazine, was presented the 2012 Victor Cohn Prize for Excellence in Medical Science Reporting at the annual awards ceremony held Saturday, October 27 in conjunction with ScienceWriters2012, a joint meeting of CASW and the National Association of Science Writers (NASW).