LAURA POPPICK

I am a freelance journalist covering science, technology, and environmental change. I have written for Smithsonian, Audubon, Wired, Live Science, and elsewhere, and have a graduate degree in Science Communication from UC Santa Cruz.

When not reporting, I'm exploring Maine's rocky coastline looking for places to surf, climb, swim or ski. I live in Portland, ME.

 

 

 

  • Recent Stories • 

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

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

 


From the Archives

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

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

 

Tree rings for lobsters |SCIENCE, December 2012| Crustaceans hide their ages well, since they shed their shell every year when they molt. But a Canadian marine biologist has now discovered growth rings in lobsters, shrimp, and crabs, as reliable as trees rings and clam shells. 

Tree rings for lobsters |SCIENCE, December 2012|

Crustaceans hide their ages well, since they shed their shell every year when they molt. But a Canadian marine biologist has now discovered growth rings in lobsters, shrimp, and crabs, as reliable as trees rings and clam shells. 


 • Fieldwork • 

Somehow, I continue finding work in amazing places.

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