Why tell stories about science? Science, like any other endeavor, has characters, plot, intrigue, and heartbreak. But perhaps unique among human pursuits, science inevitably progresses: we always know more than we did before. Through a blend of original reporting and personal narrative, we hope to shed light on that process, showing what scientists know, what they hope to find out, and why it matters.

The Sieve features the work of a group of up-and-coming science writers. We live in Los Angeles, Kansas, Vermont, the DC area, and Italy, and are freelancers and staff writers at various organizations. Most of us are alumni of the former science writing graduate program at Johns Hopkins University.

In previous incarnations, this blog featured the writing of students in this program. Blog contributors from fall 2012-spring 2013 (with links to Twitter) included: Kelsey Calhoun, Jean Mendoza, Gabriel Popkin and Alex Kasprak. Blog contributors in spring 2012 (with links to Twitter) were: Sara Bloom Leeds, Jay Thompson, Sean Treacy and Emily Underwood.

Email us at thesievescienceblog(at)gmail.com.

The line drawing of a sieve used in the blog header is a contribution by Pearson Scott Foresman to WikiMedia Commons.


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