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  1. The Observatory

    Weird Science (Reporting)

    December 15, 2008 05:15 PM

    I was on the treadmill at the gym this week when I switched to CNN and learned about a new source of power that is pollution-free and cheaper than fossil fuels. It’s made from water, “a form of salt,” and... Continue reading

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    One Flew Over the Morning News

    August 21, 2008 03:15 PM

    Last Sunday, The Dallas Morning News ran what it called “an investigation” of the use of psychiatric drugs to treat foster children in Texas. The story started off with a bang, or several of them: •... Continue reading

  3. The Observatory

    Scientists and Journalists: Too Cozy?

    July 30, 2008 12:17 PM

    When I was a board member of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing, my colleagues and I used to give little seminars to scientists at universities and foundations about how to speak to the media. Some scientists came... Continue reading

  4. Bio

    Paul Raeburn

    Paul Raeburn is a journalist and broadcaster, and the author, most recently, of Acquainted with the Night, a memoir about raising children with depression and bipolar disorder. His stories appear in The Huffington Post, The New York Times Magazine, Scientific American, Technology Review, Psychology Today, and on his blogs, Fathers and Families and Psychology Today's About Fathers. Raeburn has been senior editor for science and technology at BusinessWeek, science editor at The Associated Press, and is a past president of the National Association of Science Writers.

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