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Barbara Moran

Barbara Moran, Senior Science WriterSenior Science Writer


Barbara Moran is an award-winning science journalist who has written for many publications, including the New York Times, New Scientist, Technology Review, the Boston Globe Magazine, and the Hartford Courant. She has also produced television documentaries for PBS, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and others. She has an MS in science journalism from Boston University, and was a 2001 Knight Fellow at MIT. Her first book, The Day We Lost the H-bomb, a narrative nonfiction account of the worst nuclear weapons accident in history, was an Amazon pick of the month when published in 2009, and was shortlisted for the History of Science Society’s Davis Award. Moran’s investigative work has been featured on NPR, CBC, BBC Online, and many other media outlets. In addition to writing for BU Research, she is an adjunct professor in BU#8217;s graduate program in science journalism.