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[NASW] Artists and opthamology

October 28, 2008

[CASW New Horizons: Michael Marmor, Professor of Opthamology, Stanford] This was a very interesting little talk by an opthamologist and art collector about what happened to two particular artists as they lost their vision — Degas and Monet.  Here is a link to the original article, with pictures. Degas suffered from maculopathy, where his vision […]

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[NASW] This is your brain on marketing

October 27, 2008

[CASW New Horizons; Baba Shiv, Professor of Marketing, The Frinky science of the human mind] Note that all papers on today’s talks are at sciencewriters2008.stanford.edu Baba Shiv is the guy who did the famous study on perception of the quality of wine being intimately connected to how expensive people thought the wine was.  This talk […]

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[NASW] Obama and corn ethanol

October 26, 2008

[CASW New Horizons Briefing:  Sharon Long, PhD] We were treated to a surprise visit from one of Senator Obama’s science advisors, Sharon Long of Stanford University.  She spoke for a while about bama’s science policies — nothing that hasn’t been written about ad-nauseum on the blogosphere already.  But there was one question, asked by David […]

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[NASW] Meet the editors

October 26, 2008

[Pitch Slam:  Meet the editors.  Ivan Oransky (Scientific American), David Corcoran (NY TImes), Adam Rogers (Wired), Bob Sipchin (Sierra)]. Every year at NASW, they have this wonderful event where  we get to meet the editors from major science publications and try pitching a story to them and seeing whether they like them.  It’s really interesting […]

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[NASW] Blogging from the science writing conference

October 26, 2008

I have been terribly remiss in my blog posts, and I apologize. These last two weeks it was tough to keep up with my day job, and engage in the “global conversation” through fabulous blog posts. BUT, here I am, and “here” happens to be at the National Association of Science Writer’s conference in Palo […]

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