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by tim
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: 2018 edition!
Replies: 0
Views: 70

2018 edition!

Sam Kean, this year's guest editor, has put together a wonderful collection of stories.
by tim
Wed Dec 30, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Rules for Submissions
Topic: New Submission guidelines for 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 11804

Re: Submission guidelines

Thanks, Mike, for sending your story. I'm always grateful when writers to send me their articles. Otherwise I would be missing a lot of good stories.
by tim
Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New anthology is out!
Replies: 0
Views: 3963

New anthology is out!

This year's guest editor is Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Rebecca assembled a great collection of articles.
by tim
Sat Jul 19, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: A Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 11406

Re: A Suggestion

Hi David, I'm very sorry to hear about your accident--I just saw your post today (July 19, 2014!). I hope you've made a complete recovery. Some guest editors and writers are willing to participate in these forums. We just need to drum up some more members who are interested in discussing the stories...
by tim
Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Event Horizon
Topic: Prayer and Asteroids
Replies: 1
Views: 8931

Re: Prayer and Asteroids

Hi Kevin, Thanks for the link. I'm hoping to write about this topic soon. If the budget mentioned in the article is accurate, then it seems like a bargain--a few hundred million a year for a program that might save a city--or our civilization: Detection efforts = $100 million a year. Mitigation effo...
by tim
Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: 2012
Topic: Human risk perception / Jason Daley's article
Replies: 1
Views: 10082

Re: Human risk perception / Jason Daley's article

Hi Kevin, A number of studies in the U.S. suggest that homicide rates are higher in counties with higher rates of gun ownership. Here are a few links that might interest you: http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199310073291506 http://factcheck.org/2012/12/gun-rhetoric-vs-gun-facts/ http://www.h...
by tim
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Chaos
Topic: Why Science Needs to Be Taught in America
Replies: 3
Views: 15070

Re: Why Science Needs to Be Taught in America

When it comes to crazy, some people are hard to Trump.
by tim
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: 2010
Topic: Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Catastrophist," 188-201.
Replies: 3
Views: 13128

Re: Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Catastrophist," 188-201.

Hi David,

I turned off the time limit, so neither surge nor storm nor dark of night should hinder you now.
by tim
Sun Nov 04, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: 2010
Topic: Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Catastrophist," 188-201.
Replies: 3
Views: 13128

Re: Elizabeth Kolbert's "The Catastrophist," 188-201.

Hi David,

I'm sorry you lost you lost your message. The system is set to log you out after one hour of inactivity. I could extend the inactive period to two or more hours if that would be helpful.

Tim
by tim
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Chaos
Topic: Why Science Needs to Be Taught in America
Replies: 3
Views: 15070

Re: Why Science Needs to Be Taught in America

Out of curiosity I tracked down the original poll. It can be found here: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/halloween-poll-results.html . A link near the bottom of the page opens a pdf with the full poll results. The sample size was 1,200 registered voters--more than enough to be statis...
by tim
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Forum Feedback
Topic: A Suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 11406

Re: A Suggestion

Hi David, Yes, I'm afraid to say that the total membership of the forum--including me--is a not-so-astronomical four. We had 20 or so a few years ago, but while pruning spambots I accidentally deleted all the valid members, along with their posts. I recently upgraded the forum's software, which has ...
by tim
Sat Oct 27, 2012 11:25 am
Forum: 2012
Topic: Welcome, Dan
Replies: 0
Views: 5454

Welcome, Dan

I'm happy to announce the publication of the 2012 edition of the anthology. Dan Ariely, this year's guest editor, has assembled a great collection.
by tim
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: Rules for Submissions
Topic: New Submission guidelines for 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 11804

New Submission guidelines for 2018

After 17 years I'm stepping down as the series editor for The Best American Science and Nature Writing anthology. Jaime Green, the new series editor, has posted submission guidelines for the 2019 edition on her website: https://www.jaimegreen.net/basn
by tim
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: 2011
Topic: Welcom, Mary!
Replies: 0
Views: 9467

Welcom, Mary!

I'd like to belatedly welcome the delightful March Roach as this year's guest editor.

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