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Cambridge, MA
Freelance Journalist

Book author, Science journalist, blogger, and director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT.

Sexist Nobel Winner Won't Get Job Back

Jul 08, 2015

RT @David_Boaz: We don’t need his stinkin discoveries @thedailybeast: A sexist Nobel laureate won’t get his job back. Good! thebea.st/1Mfasub

Jul 08, 2015

RT @thedailybeast: A Nobel laureate who gave a speech about the “trouble” he had with female employees won’t be getting his job back thebea.st/1CoX1Ya

‘Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’

nytimes.com — In the 17th century, the Dutch city of Delft was a business center of note, bustling with some 21,000 people, famed for its production of beer, shimmering fabrics and delicately painted pottery. It also served as home to two remarkable visionaries, one a scientist, the other an artist, both influential in the way we see the world today.
Jun 25, 2015

RT @LauraJSnyder: "Elegantly written intellectual history…fascinating." @deborahblum reviews Eye of the Beholder in @nytimesbooks (!!) nytimes.com/2015/06/28/boo…

Jun 27, 2015

‘Eye of the Beholder: Johannes Vermeer, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’ by @deborahblum nytimes.com/2015/06/28/boo…

Jun 28, 2015

So delighted to see my take on @laurasnyder's ‘Eye of the Beholder in the first Art Issue of @nytimes Book Review nyti.ms/1SNQWsm

Jun 28, 2015

RT @grahamfarmelo: Vermeer, van Leeuwenhoek and the reinvention of seeing—fine piece by @deborahblum: nyti.ms/1IlvV5m

Jul 01, 2015

RT @sethmnookin: Wonderful book review by @deborahblum: ‘Eye of the Beholder: Vermeer, van Leeuwenhoek, and the Reinvention of Seeing’ nytimes.com/2015/06/28/boo…

Sexist Scientist: I Was Being ‘Honest’

thedailybeast.com — Last week-along with science writers from more than forty countries-I flew to South Korea to participate in the 9 th World Conference of Science Journalists. The conference had paired my lecture (Pulitzer Prize winner, 1992, beat reporting) with one by Sir Tim Hunt ( Nobel Prize winner, 2001, Physiology or Medicine).
Jun 17, 2015

RT @JVPLS: Compte rendu de @deborahblum sur #TimHunt incluant la réaction de l'asso. des femmes scientif. coréennes ow.ly/3xY2SQ

Jun 16, 2015

RT @ivanoransky: Planning to add to the "Tim Hunt is being witch-hunted for a bad joke" chorus? Please read this by @deborahblum first thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

Jun 16, 2015

Planning to add to the "Tim Hunt is being witch-hunted for a bad joke" chorus? Please read this by @deborahblum first thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/…

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Tim Hunt "jokes" about women scientists. Or not.

storify.com — On Monday, June 8, both Sir Tim Hunt (recipient of a Nobel Prize in Biology) and I (winner of a Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting) were invited to give opening lectures at the World Conference of Science Journalists in Seoul, South Korea.
Jun 14, 2015

Storify of my earlier tweets on the #timhunt situation: Tim Hunt "jokes" about women scientists. Or not. storify.com/deborahblum/ti…

Jun 14, 2015

@deborahblum You've been quoted in my #Storify story "Tim Hunt "jokes" about women scientists. Or not." sfy.co/p0XYM

Jun 14, 2015

RT @starstryder: This Storify documents @deborahblum's discourse with #TimHunt (and the twitter sphere) re his sexist remarks storify.com/deborahblum/ti…

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The Atavist Magazine

magazine.atavist.com — In the mid-1920s, young children began to vanish from neighborhoods around New York City. It took the police a decade to find their abductor, an unassuming 64-year-old handyman named Albert Fish. Fish had committed crimes of unspeakable horror: He had not only abducted and murdered the children, but also tortured and, in some cases, eaten them.
Jun 08, 2015

RT @munkeatlooi: First time hearing @deborahblum speak live. If you haven't read her Angel Killer yet, I highly recommend it magazine.atavist.com/stories/angel-…

Ask Well: Arsenic in Rice Crackers?

well.blogs.nytimes.com — A Foods that contain rice, including rice crackers and vinegar, routinely contain some level of arsenic, scientists say, as do products like rice cakes, rice wine and cereals, and snack bars and baking mixes that contain rice flour or bran. But it's unclear how serious a health risk they pose.
Mar 15, 2015

You asked, we answered: Is there arsenic in your rice cakes? nyti.ms/1Bdmj4c

Mar 17, 2015

ICYMI: My answer to a question about arsenic in rice crackers for @nytimeswell nyti.ms/1AjuoVG v

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Atavist | Angel Killer

atavist.com — In the mid-1920s, young children began to vanish from neighborhoods around New York City. It took the police a decade to find their abductor, an unassuming 64-year-old handyman named Albert Fish. Fish had committed crimes of unspeakable horror: He had not only abducted and murdered the children, but also tortured and, in some cases, eaten them.
Mar 08, 2015

RT @theatavist: The tale of a cannibalistic serial killer who terrorizes NYC, from award winning @deborahblum bit.ly/RfhCEv #InternationalWomensDay

Asbestos controversy blows in Nevada wind

old.seattletimes.com — Originally published Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 6:05 AM For the past few years, geologists Brenda Buck and Rodney Metcalf have combed the wild terrain of southern Nevada, analyzing its stony dunes and rocky outcroppings - and to their dismay, tallying mounting evidence of a landscape filled with asbestos.

Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York

goodreads.com — The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York by Deborah Blum is on Mason's read shelf. Mason gave this book 4...

The Poisonous Chemistry of Chocolate

wired.com — In honor of Valentine's Day, I am posting an updated version of an earlier, favorite piece about the chemistry of chocolate: The Latin name for the cacao tree - the tropical plant source of all things chocolate - consists of two words packed with candy-loving scientific exuberance. Theobroma cacao.
Feb 14, 2015

My Valentine's Day classic! RT @Sci_Phile : The Poisonous Chemistry of Chocolate wired.com/2013/02/the-po… Or why it will kill your dog.

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Aug 01, 2015

Palm Oil Company Is Accused of Exploiting Liberia’s Ebola Crisis nyti.ms/1LWK7CE

Aug 01, 2015

RT @CoreyWelch_STEM: Spent 15 min. in W. Texas trying to identify rodent in live trap. Field guide failed to help. It was a Hamster. #fieldworkfail

Aug 01, 2015

RT @sdkstl: .@Sulliview: 'No one should expect a free ride for Mrs. Clinton. But she certainly deserves a fair shake.'

Aug 01, 2015

RT @DrMRFrancis: If anyone sends me anything by Louise Mensch or that damn Reason.com article again, I am going to block everyone.

Aug 01, 2015

RT @scifri: Scientists have finally figured out the chemistry behind a firefly's flash. scifri.me/yw pic.twitter.com/trDOZoaPRK

Aug 01, 2015

RT @jswatz: NYT Clinton “screw-up,” @deanbaquet tells @sulliview , reinforces need to be “doubly vigilant and doubly cautious.” nyti.ms/1LWLqBE

Aug 01, 2015

RT @edyong209: Things like #fieldworkfail are where science Twitter really comes into its own: good-humoured, community-building joy buzzfeed.com/kasiagalazka/f…

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