Buehler: True Blue—And Endangered

Buehler: True Blue—And Endangered

Researchers just discovered a new hummingbird, Jake Buehler writes, and already they believe its existence may be threatened. Jake finds that the blue-throated hillstar is one of many rare and endangered species in a small region in the high-altitude Andean...
Rabinovitz: Data Diagnoses

Rabinovitz: Data Diagnoses

What do our web searches reveal about our health? In Stanford Magazine, Jonathan Rabinovitz has a piece provocatively titled, “Your computer may know you have Parkinson’s. Shall it tell you?” about future tools that might use our online activity to suggest...
Hu: ♀ Power to the Pole

Hu: ♀ Power to the Pole

For Wired, Jane C. Hu writes about an all-female trek to the North Pole. It was a cultural exchange for some, a chance to show women’s capabilities for others. For a physiologist, it’s also a chance to study metabolism under extreme conditions. Most—or maybe...
Tompa: Cellsticle

Tompa: Cellsticle

It’s a listicle on “5 things we (still) don’t know about cells,” Rachel Tompa says, so it’s a cellsticle! It’s also a thoughtful, thorough exploration from Rachel for the Allen Institute for Cell Science about the abiding mysteries in cell biology. Some of the...
Lang: Setting the Table

Lang: Setting the Table

Tom Lang, of Tom Lang Communications and Training International, is a reliable source of practical information about medical and science writing. This month, in AMWA Journal for the American Medical Writers Association, Tom reviews data tables, answering the age-old...