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Elizabeth Deatrick

Washington, DC
Freelance Science Journalist — Freelance
Covers:  The environment, biology, conservation, earth sciences and geophysics, esoterica of all sorts.
Doesn't Cover: Non-peer-reviewed "medical" "news."

Science nerd. Writer with Cape Fox Shared Services, writing for NIH as a contractor. All opinions and views are my own & do not reflect those of Cape Fox or NIH

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Elizabeth Deatrick is a science journalist, specializing in environmental and earth science issues. She received her undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University and her Master's degree in Science Journalism from Boston University. Since then, she's interned with the Audubon Society and the Americ...

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@TheBirdist I always enjoy “Here Comes The Sunbittern”
@engadget Errr... maybe I’m missing some context for the quote in the article, but Klingon isn’t the only language with apostrophes in the middle of words. Hawaiian, for example, has the ‘okina, which also represents a glottal stop.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%CA%BBOkina 
RT @AndyBugGuy: We've just named this extraordinarily unique skipper butterfly in honor of an especially inspirational person, Emil… https://t.co/3cIj2R3zor
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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course! I find it too cumbersome to write full stories on, but typewriters are great for filling out forms.

What's the funniest news-related #hashtag you've seen?

#biologistspacefacts was great--and sparked good discussion around science educators' responsibilities.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

At the moment, my favorite digital tools are Skype & plugins (so good for recording interviews) and Google Scholar Alerts.