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Lauren J. Young
Associate Editor/Creative Director
Nicole J. Lou
Social Media Director
Chelsey B. Coombs
Special Projects Director
Andrea Anderson, Molika Ashford, Kate Baggaley, Lindsey Bewley, Ariel Bleicher, Allison Bond, Sabina Borza, Emma Bryce, Joey Castro, Jonathan Chang, Rachele Cooper, Susan Cosier, Rebecca Cudmore, Ciara Curtin, Caitlin Q. Davis, Amanda DeMatto, Francie Diep, Kathryn Doyle, Emily V. Driscoll, Shelley Dubois, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Michael Glenn Easter, Emily Elert, Rose Eveleth, Sarah Fecht, Rachel Feltman, Kristina Fiore, Joss Fong, Joanna Foster, Stuart Fox, Kathryn Free, Crystal Gammon, Laura Geggel, Robert Goodier, Zach Gottlieb, Andrew Grant, Bob Grant, Mary Beth Griggs, Lena Groeger, Mara Grunbaum, Ben Guarino, Adam T. Hadhazy, Karina Hamalainen, Andrew P. Han, Chelsea Harvey, Justine Hausheer, Monica Heger, William Herkewitz, Katie Hiler, Jeremy Hsu, Christopher Intagliata, Brett Israel, Sarah Jacoby, Ferris Jabr, Roni Jacobson, Jessie Jiang, Frederik Joelving, Madeleine Johnson, Christine Kelly, Alyson Kenward, Andrew Klein, Meredith Knight, Lindsey Konkel, Olivia Koski, Joshua A. Krisch, Miriam Kramer, Taylor Kubota, Alexa C. Kurzius, Ben Leach, Julie Leibach, Dave Levitan, Sarah Lewin, Jillian Rose Lim, Alex Liu, Susannah F. Locke, Rachel Mahan, Melissa Mahony, Douglas Main, Claire Maldarelli, Virat Markandeya, Susan E. Matthews, Allison T. McCann, Jennifer Moser, Elizabeth Newbern, Hannah Newman, Lily Hay Newman, Amy Nordrum, Rachel Nuwer, Eric R. Olson, Mike Orcutt, Erik Ortlip, Alexandra Ossola, Katie Palmer, Neel V. Patel, Morgen E. Peck, Katie Peek, Lynne Peeples, Natalie Peretsman, Kristin Elise Phillips, Genevra Pittman, Benjamin Plackett, Rachael Rettner, Sabrina Richards, Cassie Rodenberg, Josh Romero, Valerie Ross, Anna Rothschild, Naveena Sadasivam, Karen Schrock, Peter Sergo, Kelly Slivka, Alison Snyder, Greg Soltis, Victoria Stern, Nick Stockton, Krystnell A. Storr, Carina Storrs, Ashley Taylor, Andrea Thompson, Katherine Tweed, Manasi Vaidya, Madhu Venkataramanan, Stephanie Warren, Molly Webster, Melinda Wenner, Erica Westly, Amber Williams, Kate Yandell, Edyta Zielinska
Ivan Oransky, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University
Associate Professor, New York University
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Blog Photo Credits
The Bestiary: Riccardo Cuppini, flickr.com; Elucidata: Katie Peek; Ever Wondered: Katie Peek; The Scienceline Podcast: visual.dichotomy, flickr.com; Scienceline Staff Picks: Lena Groeger; Sniff: Ritchie King; Sounds Like Science: Tessa Watson, flickr.com; Test Tube Kitchen; Mykl Roventine, flickr; The Doug Addict: Lena Groeger; The Rocks Know: Mary Beth Griggs; The Urban Scientist: Jason Arends, flickr.com