From Serbia with horses
How do you get the right background to be blogs editor at Scientific American? For Bora Zivkovic it started with raising horses in Belgrade.
“Why was I thinking about the rings of Saturn while I was hanging for dear life on top of a twelve-hundred-pound horse?”
Science writer and editor
Bora Zivkovic is the blog editor at Scientific American Magazine. Born in Belgrade, Serbia (then Yugoslavia) he majored in biochemistry and molecular biology in high school, trained horses, and studied veterinary medicine at University of Belgrade. Upon arrival in the USA, Bora did research on circadian rhythms in Japanese quail at North Carolina State University. Together with Anton Zuiker he organizes the popular annual ScienceOnline conferences in Triangle region of North Carolina. He is the series editor of Open Laboratory, the annual anthology of the best science writing on the Web. Zivkovic lives out in the country halfway between Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, North Carolina, and this is his second telecommuting job (the previous one being with the Public Library of Science), using the power of internet to his advantage: being connected to the world while enjoying the natural surroundings. He writes at A Blog Around The Clock and tweets as @BoraZ.