KSJ Project Fellow Peter Andrey Smith scrutinized the use of dogs as “sniff” witnesses — and found it was clouded by cultural assumptions and biases.
While researching the origin and evolution of corn, Lourdes Medrano discovered a powerful story of dedication and self-sacrifice.
As Covid-19 raged, Amy Maxmen took the long view, speaking to historians, political scientists, and public health experts about the roots of epidemics.
Science writers translate complex jargon for lay audiences, but sometimes it’s the simplest terms that require the most explanation.
With the country in the grip of Covid-19, a reporter traveling to Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles asks: Should I be doing this story now?
Editor’s note: For The Lawson Trek, journalist and 2014-15 KSJ Project Fellow Scott Huler is retracing the journey of discovery undertaken by canoe and on foot in 1700-1701 by John Lawson, the first observer to carefully describe and catalogue the flora, fauna, geography and inhabitants of the Carolinas. The full story of Scott’s trek appears at his own Lawson Trek blog. Selected posts also appear on the Scientific American Expeditions blog and here at the KSJ blog. The video here is a personal record of Huler’s side trip to Cambridge last weekend—during the winter’s second big snowstorm—to participate in a Knight Science Journalism workshop on video animation. …