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Ben Panko

Washington, D.C.
Freelance Science Writer — Freelance
Covers:  Science, environment, health, technology, history, arts and more!
Doesn't Cover: Sports or entertainment, unless science is involved.

Science writer for @CMUScience; formerly @SmithsonianMag, @sciencemagazine, @EENewsUpdates. @urichmond alum, #RVA native, @starwars enthusiast.

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I specialize in environmental, biological and medical topics. Previously, I reported on those topics at Science magazine, and I wrote about on nuclear energy policy and other science and political issues for Environment & Energy Publishing.

I'm a native of Richmond, Virginia, where I graduate...

What was your first job as a journalist?

Writer of opinions for my college's newspaper

Have you ever used a typewriter?

No, but I hope to!

Who's your favorite fictional journalist?

Ford Prefect