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Regretfully, goodbye.

Let me tell you a little story about my first husband. We met when I was in graduate school. He was a foreign journalist working in America and I interned where he worked. I left town, finished my degree, moved back. We reconnected, got married, and were considered enough of a catch — two sharp…

Hiatus: Yeah, me too.

I’m taking SUPERBUG offline while the Pepsi mess plays out. I dislike and resent having to do this: I was flattered to join Sb and I have great respect for my Sciblings. I acknowledge that Sb’s management, Seed Media Group, made some concessions today, but I am dissatisfied that those changes came only after community…

Pepsi: Messy.

I’m late to the party: I was in Europe, and before that I was in Los Angeles, and before that Colorado, and I am time-shifted and sleep-deprived (hate it: Takes away energy, intellectual nimbleness — yeah, I got some –¬†and any ability to multi-task). And that’s enough with the lame excuses. Constant readers may have…

In case anyone’s in the general vicinity of the Twin Cities this week: On Tuesday night, I’ll be discussing antibiotic use in US agriculture at Fair Food Fight Night (a regular event sponsored by the food-policy blog Fair Food Fight) with Thom Petersen of the Minnesota Farmers Union and Fair Food Fight’s proprietor, novelist and…

Joanne Manaster (site, Twitter) and Jeff Shaumeyer (site, Twitter) are running a Summer Science Reading Contest for kids and teens. They’re looking for science authors to contribute books as prizes. Some cool people have stepped up, including Sciblings Deborah Blum and Rebecca Skloot (and me), but they could definitely use more. C’mon, represent: Consider it…

Superbug 2.0: An introduction

So, hi, Scienceblogs. I’m thrilled to be joining the conversation here. By way of introduction, I’m Maryn McKenna, journalist and author and sole proprietor of Superbug, which has been running for 3+ years at Blogger but moves over here today, thanks to an invitation from the Sb staff and some extremely kind support from friends…