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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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Nov 21, 2017

RT @EricHolthaus: I'll be honest. Writing this article felt like screaming. I have two small kids. I'm more unsure of their future t…

Nov 21, 2017

Fresh Krispy Kreme donuts are superior to Dunkin Donuts in every way... EXCEPT for Dunkin Donuts’ pumpkin donut, which is the king of all donuts. https://t.co/ZDTD2BHwCK

Nov 16, 2017

RT @NewsofStJohn: Today is day 72 that St. John, US Virgin Islands is without full power. Some residents continue to struggle. Dont forget…

Nov 16, 2017

RT @Ecdysozoan: You can't get amblypygids (whip-spiders/tailess whip scorpions) wet. They produce cuticular secretions that form an…

Nov 14, 2017

@aedwardslevy “Tricky Deatrick.” This might be the best result I’ve ever gotten out of one of these games.

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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.