Heads up! Keep your brain safe while playing

Editor’s Note: This article is from our Science for Kids series, aimed at children in grades 4-8. By Sean Morrison Do you play football, baseball or basketball? How about cheerleading? Swimming? Hockey? Do you love to have a snowball fight with your friends? All of those things are great, and getting outside to play is very…

True/False Film Review: Meru

By Sean Morrison Among a mountain of films at the True/False Film Fest this weekend, Meru is a must-see. The movie details the journey of three alpinists who take on the Shark’s Fin in Mount Meru, a formation in the Himalayas that is one of the most difficult climbs in the world. The 20,000-foot ascent took two tries for…

Internship fair, recruiters’ advice shows not all is lost for young journalists

By Sean Morrison SAN JOSE, Calif. — It was a refreshing sight. Representatives from heavy-hitting organizations in the science news world — National Geographic, Popular Science, Nature, The Scientist and many others — sat waiting to meet with young journalists at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference. They were offering internships. Paid internships. And along…

The Antidote rescues class from toxic misconceptions

By Sean Morrison “There is a method to the madness,” said the man in a red cape, ski goggles, shorts with tights, a half-dozen wristbands and a bicycle helmet. His shirt bore a broad “A” crushing a skull and crossbones. His side pocket held a calculator, as if the device were a grappling hook or other…