I've been writing about science for broad audiences since I was a PhD student in oceanography in the mid 1990s. I used to be a staff reporter at Newsweek, and a senior writer at US News & World Report. These days I write books and freelance articles, and spend most of my time teaching science and journalism students at Stanford University.
Teaching, writing, editing, inspiring.
Science Writer's Handbook
Blogs: The Decline and Fall of Practically Everything & The Last Word on Nothing
I co-edited this new volume on the craft, community and commerce of science writing, published on April 30, 2013. All 30 contributors belong, as I do, to an online group of freelance science writers called SciLance. Find our book blog, with lots of additional content, at I blog and write occasional short essays about science, technology, change, and life in general with my father, a distinguished historian, here; and once did similar things with other professional science writers, here.