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The iconic 125-year-old Lick Observatory on Mount Hamilton near San Jose, California, is facing the threat of closure...
Recent results from the Curiosity Mars rover have helped scientists formulate a plan for the next phase of its mission...
A new, remarkably powerful drug that cripples the hepatitis C virus (HCV) came to market last week, but it sells for $...
In pretoothbrush populations, gumlines would often be marred by a thick, visible crust of calcium phosphate, food...
Evolutionary biologists have long studied how the Mexican tetra, a drab fish that lives in rivers and creeks but has...
Victorian astronomers spent countless hours laboriously charting the positions of stars in the sky. Such sky mapping,...
In an ambitious project to study 1000 years of sickness and health, researchers are excavating the graveyard of the now...
Stefan Behnisch has won awards for designing science labs and other buildings that are smart, sustainable, and...
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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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