Dear World: The Gist is pleased to introduce two new bloggers. Virginia Hughes holds a master's in science writing from Johns Hopkins University and is an editorial assistant at ScienceBlogs. She has written for several science publications, including Discover and Nature. Not to be outdone, Hugh Powell has his own master's, in avian ecology. He has written for New Scientist, served as a writer at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and blogged at surf.bird.scribble. In late 2007 Hugh will be posting for The Gist from Antarctica about International Polar Year research. We hope you welcome them into your computer monitors as you have so graciously
put up with welcomed those who came before them.