Maggie Koerth-Baker is a science journalist and author. She’s based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The legalities of algorithms to predict “high risk” criminals, and the dangers of unapproved stem cell therapies.
Tracking tornado hotspots and weighing the good and (potential) bad of better-paid postdocs.
A mysterious North Korean volcano, and the implications of cold lab mice for research.
DARPA turns to the crowd to find “off-the-shelf” threats, and a look at how floating plastic waste can provide a home for sea life.
Scientists discover a clue into the root cause of schizophrenia. Plus, the highs and lows of the wind chill effect.
Journalists Maggie Koerth-Baker and Roberto Ferdman discuss the state of nuclear power around the world, as well as the fungal threat to bananas.
The public health implications of sexually transmitted Ebola and the move toward cashless societies.