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BIOL 250/Raps, Fall 2021

Relevant Magazines/Journals

The sources listed below all have science articles written for non-specialists. All sources are available from Hunter library.

American Scientist. Has articles by a combination of science journalists and research scientists

The AtlanticA leading general interest magazine; publishes occasional long pieces on scientific developments and research

Discover. Science news magazine; reports on recent research and discoveries; has interviews with leading researchers

The Economist. A first-rate general news magazine that regularly features articles on research breakthroughs and recent scientific developments.

Nature. A leading science journal. Most of the articles are peer reviewed and highly technical. However, some are not peer reviewed and written for non-specialists.

New Scientist. Most pieces are by staff writers or free lance science journalists. Some are by scientists discussing their own research. Fine source

The New York Times. The Times routinely runs articles on science, particularly on breakthroughs, discoveries, and controversies. Tuesday editions include the Science Times section. An online subscription to The Times is available to all Hunter students at More refined database access is available from The New York Times database (Proquest).

The New Yorker. Probably the leading general interest magazine in the English-speaking world; runs occasional pieces on scientific developments and research, both by scientists and by its excellent staff writers

Science. Another leading science journal. Like Nature, it offers some articles for non-specialists.

Science News. Has mostly brief pieces, written mainly by staff writers, on breakthroughs and trends

Scientific American. Probably the premier science magazine in English; articles by both science journalists and leading researchers