Contributors

Sunday, January 02, 2005

KEITH DEVLIN is executive director of the Center for the Study of Language and Information and a consulting professor of mathematics at Stanford University. His newest book, The Math Instinct: Why You’re a Mathematical Genius (Along With Lobsters, Birds, Cats, and Dogs), will be published next spring by Thunder’s Mouth Press.

SAM EIFLING writes for New Times, an alternative weekly in Fort Lauderdale. His work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, Slate, Florida Today, New York, and ESPN.com.

DAVID EPSTEIN is a New York Daily News intern with a master’s degree in environmental science from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University.

MARK FRANKEL has written for Discover, Newsweek, New York, Spy, Business Week, The Nation, and The Washington Post Sunday Magazine. He is former executive editor of dad’s magazine.

DANIEL S. GREENBERG is a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and author of Science, Money, and Politics: Political Triumph and Ethical Erosion (University of Chicago Press, 2001).

CHRIS JOZEFOWICZ is a freelance science writer living in New York City. He received a master’s degree in evolutionary biology from the University of Chicago in 2001.

SUSAN KARLIN is a freelance writer in Los Angeles. She has written for Newsweek, Forbes, The New York Times, and Esquire.

JACK KELLEY is a former senior editor and West Coast/Pacific bureau chief at People, where his environmental interests took him from the Amazon to the Bering Strait.

KEN KOSTEL is a freelance journalist living in New York City. He specializes in reporting environmental science stories.

ROBERT KUNZIG wrote our December 2004 cover story, “The Hidden History of Men.” A Discover contributing editor, he is author of Mapping the Deep (Sort Of Books, 2000), about charting the world’s oceans.

ERIC LEVIN has written about digital photography, paleontology, and the technology of football helmets for Discover. He also writes for Travel & Leisure Golf.

APOORVA MANDAVILLI is senior news editor for the journal Nature Medicine.

michael mason is former development editor at Health. He is a San Francisco writer specializing in medicine and science. His work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, People, Reader’s Digest, and Fortune.

TONY McNICOL is a Tokyo-based freelance journalist who writes about science and technology for publications worldwide. He recently completed a scholarship in Japanese politics at the University of Tokyo.

KENNETH MILLER has written for Time, Esquire, and Rolling Stone. He was a staff writer for LIFE and senior editor at People.

HELEN PEARSON reports for Nature from New York, specializing in biological and medical sciences. She has a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Edinburgh. 

MICHAEL W. ROBBINS is a former editor in chief of Audubon and has written for Discover, Popular Science, Plenty, New York, Reader’s Digest, and Mother Jones.

ANNE SASSO last wrote for Discover in November about the geology of rubies. Her work has also appeared in Outside, Backpacker, and Colored Stone.

STEPHEN SAWICKI is a contributor to The New York Times, U.S. News & World Report, and other publications.

AARON J. SENDER is a former editor at Genome Technology and writer for The Sciences and Genomics & Proteomics.

CHRISTOPHER STEINER is a civil-environmental engineer turned journalist.  He is now a reporter at Forbes.

ERIK STOKSTAD is a staff writer for Science. His work has also appeared in Earth, Outside, and New Scientist. 

ELIZABETH SVOBODA has written for Popular Science, Psychology Today, the San Francisco Chronicle, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She interned at Discover in 2003.

SARAH WEBB hung up her lab coat to become a science writer after completing a Ph.D. in chemistry. She is a former Discover intern, an AAAS Mass Media Fellow, and a Fulbright Scholar in Germany.

DAVID WOLMAN has written for Newsweek, New Scientist, and Outside. A southpaw himself, he is now working on a book for De Capo Press about the science and culture of left-handedness.

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