Rickey: Moo to Goo

Tom Rickey’s headline doesn’t lie: His news story and video for Pacific Northwest National Laboratory tells how researchers are converting methane, including from cow pies, to energy-rich slime. The goo can be a liquid or turned into a semisolid,...

Waresak: Watching the Brain Overcome Dyslexia

Christine Waresak describes a study at the University of Washington Center on Human Development and Disability that is watching the brains of children with dyslexia as they learn to read. The researchers are using MRI and original, open-source software to analyze the...

Yan: Palm Oil and Women’s Health

Wudan Yan has a new entry in her series on palm oil. If you were reassured by Wudan’s article in Nature about mitigating the ecological impact of oil palms, you can start worrying again. Just read her piece for Stat about the health of women plantation workers....

James: An All-NSWA Evening

Sally James blogs about an all-star, all-NSWA-member production from Infinity Box Theatre Project. The second annual Centrifuge project featured five world-premiere plays guided and introduced by Wayt Gibbs @WaytGibbs, Greg Scheiderer @gscheiderer, Elle O’Brien,...

Matrajt: Quitting Time

Scientists are tenacious but everyone has a limit. Graciela Matrajt profiles a researcher who was directing a successful graduate program but quit because she couldn’t work with her supervisor. Graciela explains the circumstances and the outcome, in the...