Christie Taylor was a producer for Science Friday. Her days involved diligent research, too many phone calls for an introvert, and asking scientists if they have any audio of that narwhal heartbeat. She also coordinates SciFri’s coverage of science and the arts (“sciarts”).
During her undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Christie was almost a biology major but took a chance turn down the path of thing-explaining and realized it was the only thing she wanted to do. Since then, she’s worked as a print and online reporter, technical writer, and a science writer for a university press office.
She takes extra joy in writing interview questions about space exploration, creative research methods, and the intersection of science and society.
Poet Jane Hirshfield takes on crises both biological and human in her book “Ledger.”
The experimental new therapy, which showed more than 70% success in trials, could change lives for patients with the incurable blood cancer.
Virtual social worlds used to be the realm of science fiction. Can a wave of new enthusiasm finally make them catch on?