Jill Adams returns to Critical Wit to talk about her experience attending the National Science Writers Convention, and it’s complementary sessions with the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She also describes her IGNITE speech on how cell biology helped her to become a better science writer. And then we discuss a couple of Jill’s recent articles; is there a link between pollution and breast cancer, and how the FDA is dealing with drug shortages. You can follow Jill on Twitter (@juadams) to get interesting links to interesting science news articles and issues, such as the overuse of antibiotics in livestock that may be leading to increasing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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Zen Faulkes is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Texas-Pan American. In this episode, Zen talks about Senator Tom Coburn’s report that criticized the National Science Foundation’s funding of certain science research. Zen also talks aboutwhy it’s important for scientists to do replication work on other scientists’ research, as well as getting replication research published in science journals. Zen blogs at NeuroDojo and you can follow him on twitter @DoctorZen.
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Science writer, Jill Adams, discusses three of her recent stories from the LA Times. The first story is about antibiotic-resistant bacteria that was found in food. The second story concerns debate over whether food dyes promote hyperactivity in children. And the third story deals with a study on restricted diets as a treatment for ADHD. You can follow Jill on Twitter (@juadams) to get links to her stories. ( episode 8 )