Deborah Blum is an American journalist and the director of the Knight Science Journalism program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
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From a historian and senior editor at Atlas Obscura, a fascinating account of the daring nineteenth-century women who moved to South Dakota to divorce their husbands and start living on their own terms. For a woman traveling without her husband in the late nineteenth century, there was only one reason to take the train all the way to Sioux Falls, S...
The 19th Century Divorce That Seized the Nation and Sank a Presidential Candidate via @politico. Fascinating story and you should read the fascinating book, The Divorce Colony, by its author @AprWhite. – source
A Tactical Guide to Science Journalism
Lessons From the Front Lines
A Tactical Guide to Science Journalism brings together award-winning journalists from around the world to share fascinating tales of science and how it works and to provide guidance into reporting specialties like infectious disease, climate change, astronomy, public health, physics, andstatistics. From practical advice on finding sources and disti...
Thread. This is such a good book about science journalism. – source
A senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating, otherworldly realm they inhabit—and the insidious ways this realm harms us all.Have you ever fantasized about being ridiculously wealthy? Probably. Striking it rich is among the most resilient of American fantasies, surviving war and peace, expansio...
Thread. And also a really good book! – source
@mcnees Such an amazing book – source
Also recommended byTim O’ReillyTim FerrissEmilia ClarkeBill McKibbenMartha KearneyMark MansonTom PetersMarshall Kirkpatrick
Why Sharks Matter
A Deep Dive with the World's Most Misunderstood Predator
For those of us who find sharks fascinating and important (pretty much everyone I know), this is a don't miss book by a first class shark researcher. – source
Such a good book! – source
Also recommended byEd Yong
If you haven't picked up a copy of Carl Zimmer's wonderful book, Life's Edge, you are missing out. – source
An award-winning investigative journalist's horrifying true crime story of America's deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it. Two pharmacists sit in a Boston courtroom accused of murder. The weapon: the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. The death count: 100 and rising. Kill Shot is the story of their hubris and ...
Thread. Also also fascinating and important book! – source
@lmillernpr @mary_roach @BorkPower @rosegeorge3 @DrLindseyFitz @RebeccaSkloot @anjaroyne @HopeJahren @eleanorherman @sciencegoddess Also, The Book of Eels by Patrick Svensson! Beautiful and insightful. – source
Very smart author, terrific book. This sounds like a great event. – source
Wall Disease by Jessica Wapner
The Unidentified by Colin Dickey