Sarah: My Christmas tree is up, I’m online shopping like a demon, and the house is an obstacle course with half chewed pencils and piles of never-to-be-opened-again school books (thanks kids). It’s December!
There has been a flurry of science in my life in recent months. Creating stories around the science, technology, health and other research that takes place in South Australia is a large part of my work portfolio. Here’s a snippet of recent cool stuff:
- Big data and bacteria explain why your diet isn’t working
- Where did it go? Following cancer with tiny magnets
- Why foods that make you fart are a good thing
- Stop the clot! Just 6 extra minutes to save cancer patients
- 10 visions of the future you’ve never even thought of
- Twenty years to make a baby: a story of collaboration and persistence
- Prenatal test finds one cell in a million
- New therapy calms skin in ‘butterfly’ children
- ‘I don’t eat wheat’ decision could mask other digestive problems
Can you guess which story has been the most popular amongst those?
I’ve also been:
- Working with scientists to craft compelling funding bids
- Putting together applications for science prizes
- Writing case studies for client websites
- Crafting content for health and wellbeing magazines
- Lapping up all things journalism, digital, social media and at the Storyology conference
- Developing science communication know-how in South Australia through our chapter of the Australian Science Communicators and with Inspiring Australia
I love it all, but looking forward to a summer holiday too.
[image thanks to Kiran Foster]