Judith Horstman (Bush, 1986-87) has another new book: The Scientific American Healthy Aging Brain. Published in June by Josssy-Bass, it has blurbs from Dr. Oz, Dan Goleman and Marc Agronin who calls it “a must read for all aging brains!” It’s a realistic but encouraging overview of normal aging, a sobering look at what can go wrong, and the latest in what neuroscience is finding might help your brain stay healthy longer. Horstman says the challenge of writing four brain books in four years is helping keep her own aging brain sharp. For more see: www.judithhorstman.com or her Amazon Author page: http://amzn.to/JTCZXf.
Knight Science Journalism at MIT has selected twelve journalists from five countries for its 30th class of Fellows. The journalists will study science, health, environment and technology at MIT during the academic year 2012-13.
Karen Brown is a reporter/producer for New England Public Radio in Amherst, Massachusetts who specializes in mental health journalism.
Pablo Correa is an editor for El Espectador newspaper, based in Bogota, Colombia.
Amanda Gefter is a freelance physics writer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts whose work appears primarily in New Scientist.
Cynthia Graber of Somerville, Massachusetts, is a freelance radio producer and print reporter whose work appears in PRI’s The World, Scientific American 60-Second Science podcast and a variety of regional and national magazines.
John Higgins is the K-12 education reporter for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal.
John Muchangi Njiru of Nairobi, Kenya is a science features writer for the Star Newspaper.
Joe Rojas-Burke is a Portland-based science writer on staff at The Oregonian newspaper, and a contributing writer with Consumer Reports publications in New York.
Angela Saini is freelance journalist and author based in London, England, who also reports regularly for BBC radio shows.
Elana Schor is a staff reporter for Environment & Energy Daily / Greenwire and is based in Washington, DC.
Rochelle Sharpe is a freelance journalist in Brookline, Massachusetts, who has worked most recently with The Center for Public Integrity, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting and AARP Bulletin. Her work has appeared most recently in The Huffington Post, AARP Bulletin, and Kaiser Health News.
Heather Smith, a San Francisco Bay area freelance science writer who is currently working on a book Insects: A Human History.
Ying Yuan is a reporter for Southern Weekly based in Beijing, China, who specializes in climate change and energy.
The new Knights were chosen by a committee composed of Philip J. Hilts, director, Knight Science Journalism at MIT; Charles Petit, science writer and KSJ Tracker; Boyce Rensberger, former director, Knight Science Journalism Fellowships; Carey Goldberg health reporter for WBUR radio; Hanna Rose Shell, assistant professor, MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society; and John Durant, director of the MIT Museum.
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Scientific American recently published The Scientific American Book of Love, Sex and the Brain: The Neuroscience of How, When, Why and Who We Love, by Judith Horstman. This is the third book in a series of Scientific American brain books by 1986-87 Bush Fellow, Horstman. To find out more about this and all her books, visit Judith’s web site at www.judithhorstman.com. Judith says a fourth book in the series is on the way!
Former Fellow Seth Shulman was awarded a 2011 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship on April 7, 2011. Shulman was awarded the Fellowship to aid in researching his next project on Thomas Edison and the electric car. He was a Vannevar Bush Fellow – the predacessor to today’s Knight Science Journalism at MIT Fellowship – for the 1985-86 academic year.
(Pictured: Seth when he was a Fellow in 1985.)
Founding Director Victor McElheny has a new book out: Drawing the Map of Life: Inside the Human Genome Project (Basic Books, June 2010). Drawing the Map of Life is the story of the Human Genome Project from its origins, through the race to order the 3 billion subunits of DNA, to the surprises emerging as scientists seek to exploit the molecule of heredity. Read Victor’s interview with Thomas Rogers of Salon.com here, or watch a video presented by WGBH of a recent talk Victor gave at Harvard Book Store here. Congratulations Victor!