Three articles from our friends at Nautilus have been selected for inclusion in the The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2017. Nautilus is a science magazine that uses narrative storytelling to bring science into the larger conversations we are having today. They have been partners in our Communicating Science series, and we share a common goal to translate science into more relatable, understandable contexts.
It’s the fourth year in a row that one or more Nautilus articles have appeared in the annual collection. Here are the three articles that have been nominated this year:
This Physics Pioneer Walked Away from It All
By Sally Davies
Inside the South London offices of Doppel, a wearable technology start-up, sandwiched into a single room on a floor between a Swedish coffee shop and a wig-making studio, CEO and quantum physicist Fotini Markopoulou is debating the best way to describe an off-switch.
The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone
By Becca Cudmore
Kaylee Byers crouches in a patch of urban blackberries early one morning this June, to check a live trap in one of Vancouver’s poorest areas, the V6A postal code.
It’s Time These Ancient Women Scientists Get Their Due
By Emily Temple-Wood
Women are woven deeply into the history of science, stretching back to ancient Egypt, over 4,000 years ago.