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.
En los Andes colombianos, un observador de aves profesional ha creado senderos para ayudar a los discapacitados visuales a practicar el senderismo y la observación de aves.
Beaming a high-powered laser into the sky might be a more effective way to control lightning strikes.
Science writer Bethany Brookshire’s new book tries to untangle why we call some animals “pests.”
Stashing their red blood cells away allows these frogs to stay nearly invisible while they snooze.
A series of studies reveals a majority of doctors don’t feel confident they can give disabled patients the same level of care as their non-disabled patients. Our guests aim to change that.
Science writer Sabrina Imbler’s wide-ranging essays mix memoir and marine biology in “How Far The Light Reaches: A Life in Ten Sea Creatures.”
Projections show that population growth will slow down in the coming decades.
Across the U.S., people voted on topics like healthcare, climate change infrastructure, and abortion.