Kyle Marian Viterbo is a community manager at Science Friday. She is working to increase opportunities for meaningful connections between our mission and the diverse audiences we serve. As a former physical anthropologist turned science communicator, Kyle loves sharing hilarious stories about human evolution, hidden museum collections, and the many ways Indiana Jones is a terrible archaeologist.
Before joining the SciFri team, Kyle worked with Guerilla Science to bring science experiences to unexpected spaces. She also started “The Symposium: Academic StandUp,” a show and workshop series that uses sharp, socially-mindful comedy to challenge academic norms and champion inclusive science communication.
While gaining an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement from the University of Edinburgh, she fell in love with stand-up comedy and has been using it ever since to understand how moments of laughter connect all of us.
Why Won’t Museums Return Native American Human Remains?
A groundbreaking policy passed three decades ago ordered institutions to return Native American remains. Many have failed to do so.
Knock Knock. Who’s There? Science!
How do you integrate science into standup comedy? Comedians Chuck Nice, Kasha Patel, and Kyle Marian Viterbo tell us how.
From Tiny Krill To Concrete Jungles: 2022’s Best Science Books For Kids
Go with a classic for holiday gifts this year: Books! Check out our favorite science books for the young scientists on your list.
Why Do Cats Purr? An Investigation Into A Purr-fect Mystery
One of the most wonderful sounds in the world is also one of the most mysterious. Here’s what scientists do and don’t know.
The Politics Of Science: Voters Have An Important Voice
Science underlies many civic issues—from adapting to extreme weather to funding STEM education—and important choices are being decided at the ballot box.
The Best Science Books To Read This Summer, 2022 Edition
From the last days of the dinosaurs, to an anatomical voyage of the vagina, our experts have your summer science reads covered.
The World According to Sound: Listening to WiFi
Audio art that makes us consider the invisible streams of data that permeate our world.
The World According to Sound: Antiphonal Duets
Some birdsong is so complex and intricate that it’s hard to tell if there’s one bird singing, or two.
Meet The Drag Artists Who Are Making Science More Accessible
Drag performers, like Pattie Gonia and Kyne, are using social media to bring science communication to a wider audience.
The World According To Sound: How Do Songbirds Sing Two Notes At Once?
Listen to the many non-vocal sounds that birds use to communicate.