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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Sid is a freelance science writer based in Crossville, Tenn. He specializes in earth sciences and paleontology but often tackles topics such as astronomy, planetary sciences, materials sciences and engineering. Sid has a bachelors’ degree in Natural Science from Christian Brothers College (Memphis, Tenn.), bachelors’ and masters’ degrees in aeronautical engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology, and a masters’ degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia.
In 2009, Sid won the Award for Distinguished Science Journalism in the Atmospheric and Related Sciences from the American Meteorological Society. And in 2002, he was co-winner of the American Astronomical Society’s Solar Physics Division’s Award for Popular Writing on Solar Physics. Sid’s writing also appears in Nature, Scientific American, Science News and Science News for Kids. He often appears on The John Batchelor Show, a syndicated radio program, to discuss the research he has written about.
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