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Cambridge, MA
Freelance Journalist

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

At the Prohibition Bar

blogs.plos.org — In these last moments of 2010, when we raise a glass to the end of the year and the promise of the new one, let's not forget to appreciate that our cocktails are legal and the alcohol in them is unlikely to kill us where we stand.

Apply for a KSJ Fellowship at MIT

ksj.mit.edu — We are pleased to announce that the application period for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship program in 2016-17 will open on January 1 and we welcome science journalists from around the world to apply for this unique and career-enhancing opportunity. The Knight Science Journalism (KSJ) program, founded at MIT in 1982 with a generous endowment from the James S.
Dec 09, 2015

Calling all Science Journalists: Applications for 2016-17 KSJ Fellowships Open January 1! ksj.mit.edu/dispatches/201…

Dec 09, 2015

RT @deborahblum: Calling all Science Journalists: Applications for 2016-17 KSJ Fellowships Open January 1! ksj.mit.edu/dispatches/201…

Dec 09, 2015

RT @deborahblum: Calling all Science Journalists: Applications for 2016-17 KSJ Fellowships Open January 1! ksj.mit.edu/dispatches/201…

Dec 16, 2015

Just a reminder that the 2016-17 @KSJatMIT fellowship applications will open in two weeks! ksj.mit.edu/dispatches/201…

Dec 16, 2015

RT @deborahblum: Just a reminder that the 2016-17 @KSJatMIT fellowship applications will open in two weeks! ksj.mit.edu/dispatches/201…

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A Poisoner's Tale of Halloween

wired.com — I grew up on a dead-end street in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where remnants of swampy forest surrounded the old wood-frame homes. Live oaks lined the streets. Spanish moss dripped from their branches. Snakes coiled under the ancient azaleas that edged the yards. It was, in fact, the perfect setting for a haunted Halloween night.

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…

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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 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/…

Jun 16, 2015

RT @BrandyZadrozny: Not so fast on the #TimHunt pity ship. Read firsthand account from real life lady and science journo @deborahblum 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 @deborahblum: Storify of my earlier tweets on the #timhunt situation: Tim Hunt "jokes" about women scientists. Or not. storify.com/deborahblum/ti…

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…

Jun 14, 2015

RT @deborahblum: Storify of my earlier tweets on the #timhunt situation: Tim Hunt "jokes" about women scientists. Or not. 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

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Feb 11, 2016

RT @fenellasaunders: "...the real universe is not silent, but is actually alive with vibrating energy." @amscimag americanscientist.org/issues/pub/the… pic.twitter.com/AxJx1dfpyI

Feb 11, 2016

RT @undarkmag: How to Track North Korea’s New Satellite as It Streaks Through Space wired.com/2016/02/tracki… via @WIRED

Feb 11, 2016

RT @leHotz: Scientists at #LIGO detect gravitational waves from " a wild storm in space." on.wsj.com/1KI1Ks3 via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/qsE0I9Vlah

Feb 11, 2016

RT @anildash: Hi, I want my ringtone to be the sound of spacetime bending. nyti.ms/1Xlr2hB

Feb 11, 2016

RT @Chemjobber: You know, maybe chemists should be having these big press conferences like physicists.

Feb 11, 2016

RT @voxdotcom: Delaware just became the 9th state to apologize for slavery vox.com/2016/2/11/1096…

Feb 11, 2016

RT @alexwitze: Just a reminder: #gravitywaves are ripples in the atmosphere. #Gravitationalwaves are ripples in spacetime. #LIGO

Feb 11, 2016

RT @RachelFeltman: With rumors flying, scientists are set to make a big announcement on gravitational waves ANY MINUTE NOW #LIGO wapo.st/1Q5ahkV?tid=ss…


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