I'm a science writer who currently covers the news for publications like Popular Mechanics, Discover and others. I have wide-ranging interests inside science, but especially love weird science, astronomy and energy. A Nebraska native, I'm now a Brooklynite after more than enough wandering around.
There are tradeoffs inherent in any energy source, but we hear more than usual about those associated with biofuels—whether the energy at the end of the process is more than […]
There’s good news and bad news about the openness of scientific information this week. The good news is that you might soon have access to more of it than ever. […]
Late blight is back. The fungus, which spreads through its spores and caused the great Irish Potato Famine of the 1840s, emigrated to the United States back then and is […]
Few of my pet peeves equal my distaste for conspiracy theories, whether it’s that the moon landing was a hoax, that the Bush Administration had a hand in 9/11, or […]
Finally, something from the movies that actually jibes with science: when people are lost and have no landmarks for direction, they walk in circles. There’s only one sound scientific way […]
Can you cheat on a test with no right answers? Yes, say some psychologists, and they’re in a fit about it.
The source of the controversy in the psychology community this week is the Rorschach Test. You may not recognize that name, but you’ve seen parts of the test before: they’re those […]