For the past six decades, McElheny has written about many miraculous moments in science, from the lunar landing to the sequencing of the human genome. But he points back to one remarkable experience—witnessing an open-heart surgery—as the spark.
On a crisp autumn evening punctuated by a postcard-worthy sunset, MIT’s Knight Science Journalism Program honored its founder, launched a new science journalism award, and celebrated 35 years as one of journalism’s preeminent fellowship programs. Some one hundred attendees — including current and former fellows, current director Deborah Blum, and three of the program’s previous […]
Monitoring the Chandra satellite, which watches for the birth and death of stars, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies. Launched in 1999, it has lasted far beyond its planned lifetime of five years.