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Recent work by our members

#nswasciwire highlights the published writing of NSWA members each month. Would you like to see your writing featured? Please suggest an item online or send a link or PDF file to Susan Keown at sciencewire@nwscience.org. The NSWA Board of Directors determines what material to present. We look forward to highlighting your work.

Rosen: ‘Earthworms’ a 2021 Best

Rosen: ‘Earthworms’ a 2021 Best

Julia Rosen’s (@1juliarosen) January 2020 story for The Atlantic about invasive earthworms is featured in the just-released 2021 edition of The Best American Science and Nature Writing. Rosen delves into the lives of our neighborhood annelids and lets us all in on a...

Bush: Warming Planet, Hot Cities

Bush: Warming Planet, Hot Cities

New NSWA member Evan Bush (@evanbush) reports for NBC News on research that shows just how vulnerable the increasing numbers of people living in cities are to extreme heat and humidity driven by climate change. Since 1983, global extreme heat exposure in cities nearly...

Cole: Math and Mass Cancellation

Cole: Math and Mass Cancellation

As a child in math class, KC Cole (@kccole314) found satisfaction in canceling, the process of reducing fractions to the smallest denominator. In her recent first-person essay for Wired, Cole reflects on the connection between basic arithmetic concepts and humans’...

Hickey: Icy Patterns

Hickey: Icy Patterns

Strange patterns can arise in the pebbly ground of cold landscapes. Now, writes Hannah Hickey (@hickeyh), scientists can explain how these patterns of circles, lines or gently undulating shapes form. The rocks are slowly pushed into place by the random growth of...

Swane: Pizza, the Modernist Way

Swane: Pizza, the Modernist Way

Love pizza? Really love pizza? Then you’re in luck. NSWA member Stephanie Swane is the publisher for Modernist Cuisine (@ModCuisine), which just put out its latest, “Modernist Pizza.” The multi-volume work covers the history and science of this delightful dish, the...