Rasha Aridi is a producer for Science Friday. She loves stories about weird critters, science adventures, and the intersection of science and history.
While studying wildlife conservation at Virginia Tech, Rasha realized that she had way more fun talking about science than actually doing it. She then pivoted into journalism and has since written for outlets like Science, Smithsonian, and The Guardian. Before coming to SciFri, she worked for NPR’s Short Wave and Science Vs from Gimlet Media.
When Rasha isn’t nerding out about science, you can find her on an outdoorsy adventure, reading, or trying (and failing) to leash train her cat.
Although scientists have theorized about this cosmic hum for years, they finally heard it by tracking pulses from spinning stars.
The endangered Przewalski’s horse and black-footed ferret are the faces of cloning for conservation.
Rewilding certain animal populations like wildebeests and sea otters could help absorb greenhouse gas emissions.
The last verified sighting was in 1944, but bill-ievers are still looking for the bird.