Becca Cudmore is a freelance science journalist based in Brooklyn, New York. She was Science Friday’s summer 2014 web intern.
How Is a Spider Like a Disco Ball?
This spider, likely a member of the Thwaitesia genus, was photographed in Singapore.
10 Questions for Biruté Mary Galdikas, Orangutan Expert
The primatologist chats about her adventures with the red ape, her affinity for the forest, and her advice to budding conservationists.
The Heat Is On: Mating Pandemonium in African Forest Elephants
A researcher uses thermal imaging to study elephant mating behavior.
A Galaxy Bonanza
This photograph of the universe taken by Hubble reveals more than 10,000 galaxies, including young ultraviolet ones.
The Two-Toned Beauty of Harlequin Bug Eggs
These tiny black-and-white cylinders each host a life-sucking insect.
Chinook Salmon Could Make Splashy Return
Some scientists predict that record numbers of fall Chinook will return to the Columbia River Basin this year.