Science & Technology Journalist. DIY Nerd. Infinitely Curious.
Dave Mosher combines his passions for science, journalism and the do-it-yourself ethos — paired with infinite curiosity — to craft clear, accessible and thought-provoking content for web, print, tablet, and other platforms.
Mosher is the projects editor of Popular Science, where he oversees the magazine's Manual section (formerly called How 2.0), covers the DIY/maker/hacker worlds, and helps develop PopSci.com's premiere network of science and tech blogs.
In his spare time, Mosher dabbles in photography, video, web development, and graphic design; bikes around New York City; enjoys snooty craft beers; performs science experiments with (and on) his nieces and nephews; and overshares photos and video of his dog.
Mosher is available for select freelance journalism opportunities and is open to collaborating on genre-defying, world-changing or utterly crazy projects.
- contributed to Wired.com (primarily Wired Science), Wired magazine and served as the community manager of Wired Science Blogs
- hosted The Countdown, Scientific American's space show on YouTube's official Space Lab channel
- freelanced for National Geographic News, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics, Txchnologist and other popular science outlets
- served as editor for The Time Hack project by Matthew Danzico
- curated and helped expand The Simons Foundation's websites, SimonsFoundation.org and SFARI.org
- launched and produced Discovery Space, the Discovery Channel's first exclusive multimedia content hub focused on space and astronomy (now part of Discovery News)
- wrote breaking news and features, covered NASA's robotic spaceflight programs, chased space shuttles and developed multimedia content as a staff writer for SPACE.com and LiveScience.com
- crafted articles for more than 6 million pairs of eyes while assisting with DISCOVER magazine's website
- cultivated inside understanding of public information at Ohio State University Research Communications
- interned with Fermilab public affairs and reported daily news about the world's (then) most powerful particle accelerator while contributing to symmetry magazine
- broke into journalism as a writer, photographer, editor and teaching assistant for The Lantern, Ohio State University's student-run newspaper, and launched its first-ever science section
Dave Mosher grew up in his dad's automotive repair center in Ohio but lives in New York City. He feels weird about third-person references, but uses them for search engine optimization. To e-mail Mosher, click the cartoon face.