Behind the Story: Cheryl Hogue on Chemists’ Environmental Awareness
Sep09

Behind the Story: Cheryl Hogue on Chemists’ Environmental Awareness

Cheryl Hogue wrote one of the many fascinating stories in today's 90th anniversary issue. Hers has a title that will certainly appeal to the Muppets fans out there: "It's not easy being green." Chemists have become more environmentally sensitive during the last half-century, she writes. But the work Rachel Carson kick-started when she published "Silent Spring" is far from over. Watch my interview with Cheryl for more context on her reporting and the...

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Behind the Story: Urine Rides Wave Of Media Attention
Aug14

Behind the Story: Urine Rides Wave Of Media Attention

A funny thing happened after Newscripts' Lauren Wolf wrote a post promoting peeing in the ocean late last month: The article, much like the urine it discussed, slowly spread through the waters of the Internet, garnering attention from everyone from Gizmodo to Jezebel. In the video above, fellow CENtral Science blogger Carmen Drahl asks Lauren what it's like to be known as a "urine evangelist," whether there's any truth to dyes detecting urine in pools, and why Lauren's husband would still rather not pee in the ocean. This conversation is the second videocast that Carmen and Lauren have produced. Definitely check out their discussion about the history of the National Organic Symposium, if you haven't already....

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Behind the Story: History of the National Organic Symposium #NOS2013
Aug01

Behind the Story: History of the National Organic Symposium #NOS2013

We're fans of podcasts here at CENtral Science, whether by Chemjobber and SeeArrOh, or by the good folks at Nature and Science. Last week, Lauren Wolf and I had a conversation about how a shorter, video version of podcast banter might make a fun addition to the mix. Submitted for your approval: our discussion about my story covering the National Organic Chemistry Symposium and its history. We're curious what you think- and what else you'd like to...

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