The Sciences

The stories doctors tell, Noah's flood, and more: two interviews on writing about science

The LoomBy Carl ZimmerMay 7, 2012 8:01 PM


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I recently sat down for two stimulating conversations which are now in print. One was with Ben Lillie for Story Collider, the new magazine that Lillie has launched to complement his wonderful storytelling series. The other was with Ben Goldfarb of Sage, a student-run environmental arts and journalism publication of the Yale University School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. Ben L. and Ben G. asked lots of thoughtful questions about the art of science writing, and the place of the science writer in society. It's a little painful to read my ramblings taken down verbatim--I want to reach out and edit away the extra verbiage--but you may still find them interesting.

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