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.
The pliable, lightweight robots mimic muscles.
The price of solar photovoltaic panels is going down. That's good for consumers, solar installers — and the environment. But some manufacturers were selling at a loss in December 2016.
Results from Audubon’s 117th annual Christmas Bird Count are rolling in. What’s the bird count, you say?
Critics of the law say that looser regulations could lead to unsafe drugs hitting the market.
Designed to more accurately test fingerprint scanners, the glove is a boon for law enforcement — when it’s on the right hands.
Devices from all the big tech companies now include digital assistants like Siri and Alexa. Developers are working to make them more socially aware — like people.
No longer just taxi alternatives, ride-booking apps like Uber are striking deals to supplement or replace transit and parking options in some cities.
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We make snap judgments about our drinks before they ever reach our lips, which can change the way we perceive taste.