Popular science writing style
Olivia Judson’s blog for the New York Times is an excellent example of the sharp-but-accurate style you should aim for, although the posts are much shorter and don’t into as much detail as you will for the assignment. Here are a couple of quick reads for inspiration:
Judson also lists her primary sources at the end, as further readings.
Examples of longer feature articles. This one from the New York Times covers research from the lab of Meredith Chivers, a Queen’s professor in the Psychology Department who works on sexuality and gender:
More examples from New Scientist magazine. The first article is on sexual conflict down to the level of gametes, and the second is on same-sex behaviour in animals:
Dad vs. Mom: The Ultimate Battle of the Sexes
And finally, another feature-length piece from Science News magazine covering the latest research and opinions about sex differences in science and math aptitude: