Christopher is Science Friday's senior producer, and a regular contributor to Scientific American. His favorite stories feature microbes or food — or in the best-case scenario, both. Before coming to Science Friday, Christopher taught English in Italy and counted endangered frogs (Rana muscosa) in the Eastern Sierra Nevada. He holds a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master's in science, health and environmental reporting from the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.
When you hear the word “bee,” you probably picture a honeybee. As a new book shows, though, many bees native to North America defy conventionalism and remain relatively unknown on their own continent
Have acne problems? Just rub your trouble area over a freshly dead person. At least that was once the way of thinking, as a new book explains.
Do you love chocolate? This fact may bug you.
While the Trump Administration has decided to support the fossil fuel industry, China has decided to go in a much different direction.
We live today in the age of digital data. Your photos, your documents and more are stored in the cloud, thumb drives, laptops and tablets. But, surprisingly, we might be in more danger of one day losing our data than we were in the past.
Scientists still aren’t sure how bats avoid colliding with one another in swarms. Solving the mysteries of their “biological sonar” could give us clues for our own technology.
“We never have really figured out how to make the idea of the horse as a symbol of freedom, and the practical biology of protecting and yet limiting this horse, work,” says author David Philipps.
You may not envy what dung beetles and carrion beetles dine on, but you live in a world that they help keep clean.
Three psychologists debunk a persistent myth about how we learn.
What’s on the horizon in biometric security, and how can we make the technology more secure?