John Rennie (editor)
John Rennie sings karaoke in Mexico
Nr. Boston, MA, USA
|Residence||New York City, New York, USA|
|Occupation||biologist, journalist, writer, editor|
|Awards||Carl Sagan Award for Public Understanding of Science (2000)|
John Rennie was born in 1959. He received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Yale University in 1981, after which he worked as a science writer and researcher at Harvard Medical School. He currently teaches science writing as adjunct professor at New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, and writes his The Gleaming Retort on the PLoS Blogs Network.
He joined the Board of Editors at Scientific American in 1989. Rennie has written and edited articles on biology, technology and medicine and helped Scientific American produce award-winning single-topic issues for a variety of publications. He was editor of the magazine for almost fifteen years, from late 1994 to June 2009.
He appeared as a commentator in the History Channel programs "Clash of the Cavemen", and "That's Impossible". He was also the host of the Weather Channel series "Hacking the Planet" and "The Truth About Twisters".
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- Rennie, John (November 1993). "Insects are Forever". Scientific American. 269 (5): 9–10.
- Rennie, John (February 1994). "Too Little, Too Late?". Scientific American. 270 (2): 11–12.
- Rennie, John (July 2002). "15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense". Scientific American. 287 (1).
- Rennie, John (November 30, 2009). "Seven Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense". Scientific American.
- Rennie, John; Mirsky, Steve (April 16, 2008). "Six Things in Expelled That Ben Stein Doesn't Want You to Know...". Scientific American.
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