Adam Hinterthuer is a freelance science and environmental writer living in Madison, Wisconsin. He's written about bisphenol-A in plastics for Scientific American, Asian Carp and electric fences for BioScience and one man's crusade to clean the mighty Mississippi for the now defunct Plenty magazine. Once upon a time, he was a podcaster for Scientific American's "60 Second Science." In his free time, well, actually, with two young daughters and three part-time jobs, Adam doesn't have free time. If he did, he'd spend it camping, hiking or biking (sans kids) with his wife, Carrie.
I recently wrapped up work on a profile of a soil scientist who has been studying Antarctica longer than I’ve been alive. I’ve never been to Antarctica, nor have I […]... Keep Reading »
One of the best books on science writing that I’ve ever read isn’t a book about the craft of science writing, it’s a collection of essays written by a scientist […]... Keep Reading »
Somewhere between soaking my boots in the frigid surf as the Atlantic chewed away at a beachfront vacation home and being blasted in the face by sand traveling fifty-miles-per-hour upon […]... Keep Reading »
The rag-tag collection of tents, fire pits and under-construction wigwams was called “Harvest Camp,” a tribal occupy movement of sorts where environmentalists, concerned citizens and members of the Ojibwe nation […]... Keep Reading »
Last March, an article I wrote about the spread of Asian carp in U.S. waters appeared in the journal BioScience. A month later, the editors received a letter from a […]... Keep Reading »
When I first began freelancing, I was paralyzed by the debate over “keeping my options open” versus specializing in certain areas of science writing. There’s enough advice out there on […]... Keep Reading »
As mentioned in a previous post, I juggle a lot of jobs these days. Along with working a “gig with benefits,” organizing educational expeditions for journalists and helping raise two […]... Keep Reading »