SCIENCE WRITER AND EDITOR
I am the managing editor for Science News for Students and write the blog Wild Things at Science News magazine. I am a former associate editor from Smithsonian magazine and have more than a decade of experience covering a wide breadth of science from astronomy to zoology for publications including Slate, Scientific American, Science, Discover, Science News and National Geographic News.
SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Regular editor and contributor for a publication aimed at students ages nine through 14
- How a dolphin eats an octopus without dying April 25, 2017An octopus’s tentacles can kill a dolphin — or a human — when eaten alive. But wily dolphins in Australia have figured out how to do this safely.
- Improbable ‘black swan’ events can devastate animal populations April 17, 2017Conservation managers should take a note from the world of investments and pay attention to “black swan” events, a new study posits.
- Camera trap catches a badger burying a cow March 31, 2017Badgers are known to bury small animals to save them for future eating. Now researchers have caught them caching something much bigger: young cows.
- De-extinction probably isn’t worth it March 9, 2017Diverting money to resurrecting extinct creatures could put those still on Earth at risk.
- Most fish turned into fishmeal are species that we could be eating February 27, 2017Millions of tons of food-grade fish are turned into fishmeal for aquaculture and agriculture.
- The animal guide to finding love February 14, 2017Learn to dance, keep an eye on your competition, bring a gift: Animals have some practical advice for finding a mate.
- A diet of corn turns wild hamsters into cannibals February 7, 2017Female European hamsters fed a diet of corn eat their young — alive. They may be suffering from something similar to the human disease pellagra.
- A message to rock climbers: Be kind to nature January 18, 2017Scientists are only just starting to figure out the impacts that the sport of rock climbing is having on cliff ecosystems.