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Videos have now been posted of four keynote speakers at Science Writing in the Age of Denial, an NASW-sponsored event April 23-24 in Madison. Wisc. The videos feature Arthur Lupia: "Communicating Science in Politicized Environments;" Sean B. Carroll: "The Denial of Evolution, and the Evolution of Denial: We Have All Been Here Before;" Gary Schwitzer: "Cheerleading, Shibboleths and Uncertainty;" and Naomi Oreskes: "Neoliberalism and the Denial of Global Warming."

NASW is pleased to bring you an update from one of our Idea Grant recipients. In 2011, the SciLance Writing Group, LLC received a $43,000 grant to develop a handbook for freelance writers. In a very short time, this committed group of writers recruited contributors, developed a draft, and secured a publishing contract. We are deeply proud of this group and happy that we could fund their enthusiasm, creativity, and initiative to produce a resource that benefits the science writing community.

A lot of hand-waving goes on in the emerging field of archaeoacoustics. The pioneers of this field—which made its debut for the general science community Feb. 17 at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Vancouver—are perhaps summoning the spirits who occupied the ritual spaces they study.