You don’t have to be a scientist to want to learn about science. You certainly shouldn’t need a scientific degree to investigate the world around you. That’s why well-written books and articles about science and nature are so valuable. The purpose of The Scope is to find and discuss science writing that is clear, insightful, and fun to read. Eventually, I’d like The Scope to become a useful resource for those in search of a good read. And hopefully in the meantime I– a fledgling scientist and aspiring science writer– will learn from these examples.