Shoshannah Buxbaum is a producer for Science Friday. She’s particularly drawn to stories about health, psychology, and the environment.
Prior to joining Science Friday, she guest-hosted Utah Public Radio’s weekly science and research show, UnDisciplined. She started her career in television at New Jersey’s PBS Station, where she produced daily news segments and the station’s weekly public affairs shows. She holds a master’s degree from CUNY’s Newmark Graduate School of Journalism, with a health and science reporting concentration and audio specialization.
She’s a proud New Jersey native and will happily share her opinions on why the state is deserving of a little more love. When she’s not at work, you can find her hiking in the woods or experimenting with a new soup recipe.
Canadian Wildfire Smoke Drifts Across The United States
Climate change is driving a longer and more intense wildfire season.
Unmasking Owls’ Mysteries
Jennifer Ackerman’s new book delves into these fascinating avian predators, including their supersonic hearing, quiet flight, and complex communication.
Tomato Breeding Project Fueled By Over 1,000 Backyard Gardeners
The Dwarf Tomato Project has generated over 150 tomato new tomato varieties, crossbred between heirloom and dwarf species.
Tracking The Saguaro Cacti Decline
Researchers from the University of Arizona find the iconic species’ new growth is declining.
These Conservation Scientists Are Keeping The Sonoran Desert Diverse
The vast desert spanning southwestern U.S. and Mexico is home to thousands of plant and animal species—and scientists are trying to save it.
What Can We Learn From A Woman Who Feels No Pain?
Understanding the gene mutations causing Jo Cameron’s inability to feel pain could lead to better pain medications for the rest of us.
A Famous Sled Dog’s Genome Holds Evolutionary Surprises
By looking at 240 mammals’ genomes, including the heroic sled dog Balto, a project called Zoonomia offers a new view of evolutionary history.
Debunking Common Myths About Being Fat
Author and podcast host Aubrey Gordon uses science and history to dispel common misconceptions about weight and health.
FDA Advisory Board Approves First Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pill
If approved, the progestin-only pill would be sold under the brand name Opill.
A Dying Planet Offers A Peek Into The Future
Astronomers spot a planet being swallowed by its star—a fate that may come to Earth in billions of years.