Best Shortform Science Writing

Best Shortform Science Writing: January-March 2017

(A Highly Subjective Round-up of Standout Science News) [Above:  Header from an 1884 science magazine called Knowledge, led by British astronomer Richard Anthony Proctor. Its tagline reads: “A magazine of science: plainly worded – exactly described.”  Image via Wikimedia Commons & public domain.] Late January 2017 saw a shift in science journalism so subtle that …

Best Shortform Science Writing April-June 2016

(A Highly Subjective Round-up of Standout Science News) The online science news ecosystem teems with blog posts and videos about animals doing interesting things. And why not? Animals are fascinating, adorable, and beloved by the science nerds who frequent science news websites. Many of those stories are well-written. So when you’re sitting down to choose …