The ‘SCOPE – Science Blog

Description: THE ‘SCOPE is an exciting new science and pop culture blog co-founded by Bill Sullivan and Mark Lasbury ( THE ‘SCOPE aims to inform readers about the science behind the news, the culture, and the things that we love. As the name implies, THE ‘SCOPE, which is short for microscope or telescope, analyzes pop culture to bring the unexpected and fascinating into focus. THE ‘SCOPE debuted on July 14, 2014, and is just shy of 10,000 page views as of September 15, 2014.

THE ‘SCOPE is written by scientists and educators who are eager to share their passion for science and reason. Writing in an accessible and often amusing manner, THE ‘SCOPE uses pop culture as a springboard to discuss science, putting these familiar events in a whole new light. Our articles include tie-ins to the most recent literature in the field. A sampling of some of our more popular posts include a discussion on the scientific plausibility of The Incredible Hulk and Planet of the Apes, what alcohol does to the brain, and whether midi-chlorians – the symbionts that gave Jedi Knights their power – might exist on Earth. THE ‘SCOPE has also weighed in on climate change, homosexuality, and the anti-vaccine movement.

For science writers, THE ‘SCOPE offers you an opportunity to develop and flex your writing muscles. We welcome queries from experienced or budding science writers who share our desire to communicate science to the masses in fun and interesting ways. Send queries to