Christie Taylor is a producer for Science Friday. Her day involves 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”), and is the bold captain of the Science Friday Book Club.
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.
Yesterday, India reported nearly 380,000 new COVID-19 cases in just one day. And the number of deaths has reached nearly 4,000.
In a new illustrated guide, futurist Rose Eveleth dives into the slippery nature of predicting what might come next.
From participation in sports to accessing medical care, over 30 state legislatures are weighing anti-trans proposals.
Two medical providers discuss how gender-affirming healthcare helps transgender kids—and adults—figure out who they are. Plus, what opponents get wrong about what this care does.
SciFri Book Club reads “Lost Feast” and follows author Lenore Newman’s exploration of a long-lost Roman herb, the dodo bird, and more food mysteries.
This algorithm can watch a silent piano performance and then turn it into expressive, human-sounding music.