Jessica McDonald is a health reporter for WHYY, Philadelphia’s public radio station. She is also a former Science Friday web intern.
10 Questions for George Church, Geneticist
The Harvard genetics professor talks DNA sequencing, raising extinct species from the dead, and going vegan.
The Agony, And Reward, Of Passing A Kidney Stone
This otherworldly orb with purple projections comes from a surprising source: the urinary tract of its photographer.
Highway Expansion Uncovers Whale Graveyard
Paleontologists have pieced together clues to solve the mystery behind the largest collection of whale fossils ever found.
Behold the Buckeye Dragon Mite
A newly discovered mite from Ohio is reminiscent of the caterpillar-like dragons of Chinese New Year fame.
A reusable tape made of micro fibers has the remarkable ability to self-clean.
The ‘Breadcrumb Sponge’
This sea sponge challenges a popular idea of what triggered the evolution of animal life on earth.
A Nanoparticle Heart
This heart-shaped nanoparticle contains a trio of elements that helps drive the oxidation of ethanol in fuel cells.