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Susanna Speier

LA, NY & Colorado
Freelance Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  culture, digital journalism, science, arts
Doesn't Cover: meat, wu-wu, sports, terrorism

Watson behind the curtain of @MileHiPI & freelance journalist (, The Daily Beast, Denver Post, Poynter Institute, Colorado Public Radio)

What was your first job as a journalist?

Wrote an article for The Fly --- a Fringe NYC journal about off-off-Broadway theater.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

As a kid.

How is social media changing news?

I don't know. I'm not much of a new person. But at least it doesn't alienate me the way it did. Since I consume it now. Sort of.

6 Early-Career NASA Scientists Gain a Top Presidential Award — NASA can claim six recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers this year - an award considered among the highest for early-career researchers. President Barack Obama announced 105 new award winners on Feb. 18, includingsix researchers from NASA or NASA-affiliated universities. Their research explores planetary protection, nanodevices, self-healing metals and more.

NASA Wants to Send Your Art to an Asteroid — Is your art truly out of this world? Aspiring artists will have a shot at getting their work blasted into space and delivered - in digital form - to the asteroid Bennu on the upcoming OSIRIS-REx spacecraft. OSIRIS-REx, which stands for Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer, will launch in September to visit the asteroid and bring a sample back to Earth.

NASA's Top Chef: High-School Teams Compete to Cook Astronaut Food — Last month, high-school students from around the country came to NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia for the second High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) space-food challenge . The Feb.

Powerful Black-Hole Wind Ruffles Spiral Galaxy — A huge, windy swirl of gas - usually found in the largest, most active galaxies - commands the center of a spiral similar to the Milky Way and may disrupt the galaxy's star formation process, new research shows.

Pluto's Blue Bands Get High-Resolution Makeover — Pluto's blue bands shine spectacularly in the highest-resolution image yet of the dwarf planet's atmosphere. Shown in approximate true color, the band of blue haze is actually a mosaic of four panchromatic images captured by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI), juxtaposed with four-color data from the Ralph/Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera (MVIC), as the New Horizons spacecraft flew by Pluto on July 14.

The Right Stuff, Online: Space Agency Crowdsources Astronaut Test — Want to help the European Space Agency (ESA) crowd-test its astronaut selection? A new website lets the public take part in an online astronaut-selection test, which the European Space Agency (ESA) will use to refine the way it chooses astronaut candidates.

Private Investigators and Honeytrapping — Is honeytrapping an effective way to test the loyalty of your partner? Susanna Speier investigates. Although it has been associated with everything from espionage to gold digging, Urban Dictionary's #1 definition of " honey trap " is a scenario "where a woman pays another woman to flirt with her boyfriends to see if he flirts back, a way to check if her boyfriend is faithful."

Nancy Drew Codes & Clues: A Mystery Game That Helps Girls Learn to Code — A computer game introduces young girls to coding basics by giving them a fun mystery to solve - with the help of the original girl-detective, Nancy Drew. As she enters her eighty-sixth year in spring of 2016, Nancy Drew adds a new skill to her arsenal of super-sleuthing abilities: coding.

NASA's Europa Mission Will Hunt Down Moon Dust

Sherlock Holmes on Halloween — By Susanna Speier Denver Private Investigator Blogger The first collection of the Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, on display now at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS) was published on October 31, 1892. The book was dedicated to the man who inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to create Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Joseph Bell.
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Aug 18, 2016

My version of the #allmalepanel story: a private investigator conference with 1 female speaker. 32 male speakers  #in

Aug 18, 2016

Can I just substitute all and any election news with #TrumpExplainsMoviePlots from now on?

Aug 17, 2016

@Phil_Elmore I support what @hollieoverton tweeted about institutional sexism. You don't have to agree. We'll agree to disagree & move on k?

Aug 17, 2016

@Phil_Elmore Because I don't know where you extracted this other stuff. I'm not proposing thought policing, quotas or laws. Just writing.

Aug 17, 2016

@Phil_Elmore My right to free expression is protected by the 1st amendment. As is yours is and @hollieoverton 's You're welcome to disagree

Aug 17, 2016

@Phil_Elmore @hollieoverton nobody's insisting anyone do anything, institutionally or otherwise, Phil. These are all *individual* choices.

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