Recent Stories 


The Carbon Market Potential of Asbestos Mine Waste |EOS, MAY 2019|

Harnessing AI to Track Factory-Farm Waste |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, APRIL 2019|

The Story of Snowball Earth |KNOWABLE & NAUTILUS, MARCH 2019|

The Ocean is Running Out of Breath, Scientists Warn |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, FEB. 2019|

As Winters Warm, Blood-Sucking Ticks Drain Moose Dry |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, DEC. 2018|

A Mexican Hawk in Maine Has Somehow Survived Two Snowstorms |AUDUBON, DEC. 2018|

Why is the Gulf of Maine Warming Faster Than 99% of the Ocean? |EOS, NOV. 2018|

Fish Forensics: How Tiny Fish Ear Bones Can Reveal Criminal Activity |NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, OCT. 2018|

The Future of Fish Farming May Be Indoors |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, SEPT. 2018|

Wired Greenhouse Tech Could Help Arctic Communities Bloom with Bounty |SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, JULY 2018|

Dissecting Moth Genitals in the Name of Science |SMITHSONIAN, MAY 2018|

Alaska Spotlights its Health Risks From Climate Change |EOS, MARCH 2018|

Victoria Vazquez is Future-Proofing the Texas Coast |AUDUBON, MARCH 2018|

What's Behind Cape Town's Water Woes? |SMITHSONIAN, FEB. 2018|

The Water Keeper's Dilemma |AUDUBON, SEPT. 2017|

With Federal Funds Dwindling, Climate Scientists Turn to Unusual Partnerships to Study Methane in a Warming Arctic |SMITHSONIAN, SEPT. 2017|

Engineering New Foundations for a Thawing Arctic |EOS, AUG. 2017|

As Climate Change Threatens to Push the Bicknell's Thrush North, Scientists are protecting its future habitat now |AUDUBON, JULY 2017|

Inside Audubon's New Decoy Workshop, Where Saving Seabirds is the Mission |AUDUBON, APRIL 2017|

Threatened Species? Science to the (Genetic) Rescue |SMITHSONIAN, APRIL 2017|

Twelve Years Ago, the Kyoto Protocol Set the Stage for Global Climate Change Policy |SMITHSONIAN, FEB. 2017|

Decades-Old Chemicals May Be Threatening Polar Bear Fertility |SMITHSONIAN, DEC. 2016| 

The Tiny World of Glacier Microbes Has an Outsized Impact on Global Climate |SMITHSONIAN, JULY 2016| 


Science, technology and society

To Date a Dinosaur |THE ATLANTIC & KNOWABLE, AUG. 2019|

Legislation Would Require Maine Schools to Test Water for Lead |PINE TREE WATCH, APRIL 2019|

New Squid Genome Sheds Light on Symbiotic Evolution |QUANTA & THE ATLANTIC, FEB. 2019|

Nuclear Technology May Help Bring Early Mammal Evolution into Focus |SMITHSONIAN, SEPT. 2018|

The Squid Biologist Connecting Schools and Scientists Worldwide |NATURE, SEPT. 2018|

The First Ice Skates Weren't For Jumps and Twirls - They Were For Getting Around |SMITHSONIAN, JAN. 2018|

The Long, Winding Tale of Sperm Science |SMITHSONIAN, JUNE 2017|

Let Us Now Praise the Invention of the Microscope |SMITHSONIAN, MARCH 2017|

When Humans Begin Colonizing Other Planets, Who Should Be in Charge? |SMITHSONIAN, FEB. 2017| 

The Story of the Astrolabe, The Original Smartphone |SMITHSONIAN, JAN. 2017| 

Footprints Found at Ancient Hot Springs Could Represent Earliest Settlement of Tibetan Plateau |SMITHSONIAN, JAN. 2017| 


From the archive

Sure, Earth Could Get Hit By a Deadly Asteroid - But There's an Upside |SMITHSONIAN, DEC. 2016|

What Tickling Giggly Rats Can Tell Us About the Brain |SMITHSONIAN, NOV. 2016|

The Solar Storm the Nearly Set the Cold War Ablaze |SMITHSONIAN, AUG. 2016| 

So Why Does a Zebra Really Have Stripes? |THE WASHINGTON POST via LIVE SCIENCE, 2015| 

Meet the Couple Who Could Be the First Humans to Travel to Mars |WIRED, 2014| 

The Women Who Removed Birds From People's Hats |LADYBITS POPULAR SCIENCE BLOG, 2014| 

Shutdown Could Flush Years of Antarctic Research Down the Drain |LIVE SCIENCE, 2013|

Tree rings for lobsters |SCIENCE, 2012|