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Senior Editor, Science News
Earth Institute
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Fields of interest: 
Geology, Oceans, Climate, Natural Hazards, Ecology

Supposedly it was Albert Einstein who said: “Everything should be made as simple as possible—but not simpler.” My job as a journalist is to explain science clearly, concisely and accurately. To this end, it rarely hurts to have a good story line, interesting characters, striking ideas and a good sense of humor. Some may believe this is an impossible task, but I find the challenge to be fun. Furthermore, it is important: scientists have a duty to inform their fellow human beings. Earth science in particular touches nearly every every aspect of our existence. In the end, it often addresses the big issues we face together: natural hazards, the effects of climate, public health, the management of minerals, oil and water, and anything else you can think of. Fundamentally, scientists and journalists pursue the same mission: trying to get as close as possible to the truth, and faithfully reporting our observations to others.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
M.S., Journalism
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
B.A. (Honors), Comparative Literature
Columbia University School of General Studies
Honors & Awards: 
AGU Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism 2004 and 1998
Brock Award for Distinguished Writing on Agriculture 1998
Science Writing Fellow, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, Mass. 1996
Michel T. Halbouty Distinguished Lecturer, Geological Society of America, 2014
Finalist, National Magazine Award for Public Service, 1982
Safer Society Award, National Council on Crime and Delinquency, 2002
Consumer Service Award, National Council Against Health Fraud, 1992

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Selected Publications:

Race to plumb the frigid depths Krajick, K. Science Mar 16 Volume: 315 Issue: 5818 p.: 1525-1528 (2007)
Discoveries in the Dark: The Hidden Ecology of the Underground Krajick, K. National Geographic 09/2007 Volume: 12 p.: 134-142 (2007)
The Mummy Doctor: What Autopsies Tell Us About the Ancient Dead Krajick, K. The New Yorker 05/2005 p.: 66-75 (2005)
Ice Man: A Glaciologist Scales the Peaks for Science Krajick, K. Science 10/2002 Volume: 298 p.: 518-521 (2002)