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Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89
His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.
Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89
Walter Gratzer, Biophysical Chemist and Science Writer, Dies at 89

His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.

His career bridged impactful research in molecular biology and biochemistry with prolific science writing for academic and nonacademic audiences alike.

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Building a Scientific Narrative
Nathan Ni, PhD | Apr 15, 2024 | 6 min read
A strong narrative is as integral a part of science writing as it is for any other form of communication.
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The Fundamentals of Academic Science Writing
Nathan Ni, PhD | Mar 25, 2024 | 5 min read
Writing is an essential skill for scientists, and learning how to write effectively starts with good fundamentals and lots of practice.
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Why Scientific Communication Matters for Manuscripts
Nathan Ni, PhD | Dec 12, 2023 | 4 min read
Scientists are beginning to recognize the importance of being able to effectively communicate their findings.
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What's Your Story? Ideas and Discoveries Worth Sharing
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 3 min read
A new writing contest provides life scientists with a platform to try their hands at science journalism, tell their science stories, develop their communication skills, and publish their work.
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What's Your Story? Competition Guidelines and Writing Tips
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 7 min read
Enter for a chance to have your story published on The Scientist’s website! 
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What's Your Story?
The Scientist | Nov 29, 2023 | 2 min read
Enter our new writing contest. The winners’ stories will be published on The Scientist’s website! 
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Contributors
The Scientist | Oct 1, 2021 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2021 issue of The Scientist.
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Contributors
The Scientist | Aug 1, 2021 | 4 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2021 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
The Scientist | Sep 1, 2020 | 4 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2020 issue of The Scientist.
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A Review of Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2019 | 3 min read
This posthumously published collection of essays by Oliver Sacks further cements the neurologist’s place in the pantheon of science writers.
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Contributors
The Scientist | Apr 1, 2019 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2019 issue of The Scientist.
Contributors
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of The Scientist.
Oliver Sacks Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2015 | 2 min read
The neurologist and author had written about his recent experiences being “face to face with dying.”
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