Join us for a chat with wife-and-husband science writing duo Alex Witze and Jeff Kanipe, of Boulder, CO. Witze is a correspondent for the journal Nature and Kanipe is working on a series of books for astronomy enthusiasts called Annals of the Deep Sky. Last year, they published Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World, a book they co-wrote about an 18th century eruption of a volcano in Iceland that changed the course of history. We discuss how they marry narrative and science for a compelling read, their reporting and writing process and ethical issues in science journalism.
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Perpetual Notion Machine is a look at contemporary scientific issues and discoveries in a way that is accessible, understandable and entertaining to the non-scientists of the listening community.