On their January 16 show, Perpetual Notion Machine hosts delved into the mystery of science journalism. PNM reporter Dennis Shaffer talks with Siri Carpenter, an award-winning science writer, who spent 12 years freelancing stories for such publications as “The New York Times”, the “Los Angeles Times”, “Science”, “Science Careers”, “Scientific American Mind”, “Oprah Magazine”, and many others. She’s currently Features Editor at Discover magazine. And last Fall, she was on the UW-Madison campus as the Science Writer in Residence.
She discusses her experience on campus, what it’s like writing about science, her responsibilities at Discover magazine, and a couple of the Top 100 science stores of 2013 that appear in the current issue of Discover.