Johanna Mayer is the host of Science Diction from Science Friday, a series that digs into the scientific origin stories behind our words and language. She spends a lot of time with the Oxford English Dictionary.
Before joining Science Friday, she worked as a freelance writer and taught English in Japanese public schools for two years on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. In addition to her classroom duties, she once ate 52 pieces of sushi in a single sitting.
When she’s not working, she’s probably baking a fruit pie. Cherry’s her specialty, but she whips up a mean rhubarb streusel as well.
From loons to canoes to migrating wildlife, the Great Lakes have it all.
More and more industries are responding to climate change. Will fashion brands follow suit?
From facial recognition to emotion detection to risk assessments, AI is guiding the decisions of police departments and courtrooms across the country.
Join the flock as we celebrate bird brilliance of all kinds.
They talk about octopus behavior, fossilized cuttlefish ink, and proper cephalopod grammar.