I'm a science writing grad student with a cognitive science background, but sharing the stories behind new discoveries excites me most.
As some of the world’s last laboratory chimpanzees retire to sanctuaries, a specialist in evolutionary psychiatry suggests treatment for our captive kin. As our closest relatives, chimpanzees have played a … Continue reading
Twelve birds lie belly-up in a wooden drawer at the Berkeley Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. Bloated with stuffing, their ruddy brown chests resemble a row of sweet potatoes. Slate-blue heads … Continue reading
“The effort to be a ‘green’ consumer in America means wading through overwhelming choices. Elsewhere, choices usually aren’t the problem. An estimated 300 million people in India, for example, have no … Continue reading
Crows may be imagining more than we imagined. New research suggests certain crows make decisions based on factors they can’t see. A recent study published in theProceedings of the National … Continue reading
“Nobody knows the remarkable properties of human skin like the researchers struggling to emulate it. Not only is our skin sensitive – sending the brain precise information about pressure and … Continue reading