Bob Grant

Bob Grant

Bob started with The Scientist as a staff writer in 2007. Before joining the team, he worked as a reporter at Audubon and earned a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In his previous life, he pursued a career in science, getting a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Montana State University and a master’s degree in marine biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Bob edits Reading Frames and other sections of the magazine.

Articles by Bob Grant
Wielding Fear
Wielding Fear
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2020
The primordial emotion is apt to run amok. But harnessing it can lead to responsible behavior and sound thinking.
Back to School
Back to School
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2020
Many US educational institutions, from preschools to universities, are opening this fall in the midst of a global pandemic that threatens much more than our health.
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Looking Back, Looking Ahead
Bob Grant | Aug 10, 2020
Although modern society seems to be unwilling or unable to learn from the past, doing so just might hold the key to envisioning a brighter future.
Introducing <em>The Scientist</em> Social Club
Introducing The Scientist Social Club
Bob Grant | Jul 27, 2020
Our first event is a book club for Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 classic novel Arrowsmith, which we’ll discuss with two prominent scholars during a webinar on September 25.
Armchair Virologists
Armchair Virologists
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2020
Pretending to be a javelin aficionado is one thing. Professing to have real insight into the ongoing pandemic is quite another.
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Bob Grant | May 1, 2020
How will humanity record the unprecedented predicament we find ourselves in?
Singing the Praises of Prevention
Singing the Praises of Prevention
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2020
Ben Franklin was right. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Confessing to Plant Blindness
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2020
I have taken plants for granted. I pledge to change.
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Going Viral for the Wrong Reasons
Bob Grant | Jan 30, 2020
What is a publication to do when readers misuse its content?
A Bright Scientific Future
A Bright Scientific Future
Bob Grant | Jan 13, 2020
We may not have personal jetpacks yet, but the past decade has been marked by life-science revolutions, and the coming years have even more biological breakthroughs in store.