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Peter Aldhous
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I report on biology, medicine, social sciences and the environment — from genetics and stem cells, through ecology and conservation, to psychology and psychiatry. I also teach investigative reporting in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and data visualization in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.
I report on biology, medicine, social sciences and the environment — from genetics and stem cells, through ecology and conservation, to psychology and psychiatry. I also teach investigative reporting in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and data visualization in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley.

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My latest @BuzzFeedNews.  Also data and analysis here
https://github.com/BuzzFeedNews/2015-07-primates

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Here are my students' final projects from UC Berkeley J-School dataviz class: http://peteraldhous.com/ucbdataviz/2014/ Enjoy!

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Their mistakes harmed patients. Yet these doctors were hired to run clinical trials. My new feature for Matter

https://medium.com/matter/why-are-dope-addicted-disgraced-doctors-running-our-drug-trials-aff6d20843bf

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The Inside Track: a data-driven look at academy members' privileged path to publishing at PNAS
http://www.nature.com/news/scientific-publishing-the-inside-track-1.15424

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I looked into the science behind our dog's meds. Here is what I found.

If you share your life with a pet, do read Kaleb's story. Then you may have some questions for your vet. 

And if there are pet lovers in your circles, please share!

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Thanks for the chance to talk on my favorite topic: data journalism in science!
Many people get into science journalism through science. I asked data journalism guru +Peter Aldhous why we don't see more science journalists using their own data and research in their stories:  http://pitchpublishprosper.com/scientific-journalism-interview-peter-aldhous/ #journalism   #investigativereporting   #data  #CAR

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Is the Internet promoting or stifling scientific debate? I'll discuss, with Jonathan Dugan of PLOS Labs and Robert Tibshirani of Stanford, on KALW public radio at 7pm Pacific today 

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Excited to start today as contributor to https://www.readmatter.com/ and https://medium.com/! Thnx to Jim Giles, Bobbie Johnson and co for welcome:  https://medium.com/inside-matter/dd1a7d6d89f8

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Great fun working on this interactive with Adam Becker and MacGregor Campbell!

Answer: Billions and billions
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