I think it’s because I joined the Nasher Museum that I started receiving the Duke alumni magazine.  For whatever the reason, I’m glad.  In every issue I find at least one or two article to read fully.  This is no small feat to commandeer my attention.  I admit I tend to lean to the writers I know, but even my comrades have a time limit.

In the July/August 2012 issue, Ashley Yeager’s piece on the nocturnal research of marine scientists is a lively article that places the reader right next to the researchers.  See “Mucking Around“.

Marla Vacek Broadfoot, a science writer that I’ve had to pleasure to work with on many occasions, wrote a feature about the sun’s interaction with living things and how it relates to human health.  See “Catching Rays.