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
- 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.
- World’s largest reindeer population may fall victim to climate change December 23, 2016Climate change and wolves are driving down the reindeer population in Russia’s Taimyr population.
- Chimps look at behinds the way we look at faces December 16, 2016Humans demonstrate something called the inversion effect when gazing at faces. Chimpanzees do this too — when looking at other chimps’ butts.
- Why a mountain goat is a better climber than you December 7, 2016For the first time, scientists have analyzed how a mountain goat climbs a cliff. Big muscles in the shoulder and neck help a lot, they find.
- Now there are two bedbug species in the United States November 23, 2016The tropical bedbug hadn’t been seen in Florida for decades. Now scientists have confirmed it has either resurfaced or returned.
- Old bonobos have bad eyesight — just like us November 8, 2016As bonobos age, they lose their ability to see things close up, a new study suggests.