Julia Scott

Recent Work

The DRIVEL has landed!

Edited By Julia Scott, Perigee Books
September 5th, 2014

New book by Julia Scott features terrible early writing by established authors who really ought to have known better than to trust her with their work.

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Confessions of a Bad Writer Gone Good

Huffington Post
September 2nd, 2014

There is a certain kind of bad writing that occurs when you are between the ages of 16 and 24 and have an audience of one. ‘Self-indulgent’ doesn’t begin to describe it, and in fact to do so would minimize the intense feeling of urgency of budding writers of a certain age who feel called to bear witness to our years of transition.

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I went 28 days without applying soaps, shampoo or deodorant while I tested out an invisible live bacterial body spray that promised to leave my skin feeling cleaner and more hydrated. Here’s what happened next.

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I got a very odd magazine assignment that involved applying live bacteria for a month — and giving up my normal soaps and shampoos. What did my co-workers have to say about my “bacteria experiment”?

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Superlettuce! Extreme weather calls for extreme crops

Modern Farmer
September 30th, 2013

Global warming will dictate the world’s salad bar in the future – and scientists are rushing to prepare our produce.

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Tracking honeybees to save them

Nautilus Magazine
July 16th, 2013

Could a breakthrough in radio tracking help solve colony collapse disorder by outfitting bees with tiny radio transmitters?

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Maple syrup takes turn toward technology

New York Times
March 31st, 2013

Modern maple syrup collection is two-thirds technology, one-third nostalgia. As maple farmers get more sap from their trees than ever before, critics say flavor and tradition are disappearing for good.

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BON VOYAGE

BBC World Service and U.S. Public Radio
October 14th, 2012

A Bay Area man and his husband try to greet death in style. But they discover that death has its own agenda. BON VOYAGE has now aired across three continents. It won the 2013 Excellence in Journalism Award from the NLGJA and was nominated for a 2013 Sony Radio Academy Award.

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