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Editor in Chief
Ryan F. Mandelbaum
Associate Editor/Creative Director
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SHERP 33: Lydia Chain, Chelsey B. Coombs, Katherine Ellen Foley, Jennifer Hackett, Shannon Hall, Rebecca Harrington, JoAnna Klein, Nicole J. Lou, Hanneke Weitering, Steph Yin, Lauren J. Young
SHERP 32: Rebecca Cudmore, Kathryn Free, Chelsea Harvey, Joshua A. Krisch, Sarah Lewin, Jillian Rose Lim, Claire Maldarelli, Elizabeth Newbern, Hannah Newman, Amy Nordrum, Alexandra Ossola, Neel V. Patel, Krystnell A. Storr, Manasi Vaidya
SHERP 31: Kate Baggaley, Caitlin Q. Davis, Rachel Feltman, Joss Fong, Ben Guarino, Andrew P. Han, William Herkewitz, Katie Hiler, Roni Jacobson, Sarah Jacoby, Alexa C. Kurzius, Lily Hay Newman, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Naveena Sadasivam, Nick Stockton
SHERP 30: Emma Bryce, Jonathan Chang, Kathryn Doyle, Laura Geggel, Justine Hausheer, Miriam Kramer, Taylor Kubota, Virat Markandeya, Susan E. Matthews, Allison T. McCann, Benjamin Plackett, Kelly Slivka, Ashley Taylor, Kate Yandell
SHERP 29: Joey Castro, Francie Diep, Rose Eveleth, Sarah Fecht, Mary Beth Griggs, Lena Groeger, Madeleine Johnson, Douglas Main, Rachel Nuwer, Katie Palmer, Sabrina Richards, Madhu Venkataramanan, Stephanie Warren, Amber Williams
SHERP 28: Ariel Bleicher, Michael Glenn Easter, Emily Elert, Joanna Foster, Zach Gottlieb, Mara Grunbaum, Ferris Jabr, Alyson Kenward, Olivia Koski, Alex Liu, Mike Orcutt, Katie Peek, Valerie Ross, Anna Rothschild
SHERP 27: Allison Bond, Shelley Dubois, Crystal Gammon, Robert Goodier, Brett Israel, Frederik Joelving, Lindsey Konkel, Dave Levitan, Erik Ortlip, Lynne Peeples, Genevra Pittman, Rachael Rettner, Carina Storrs
SHERP 26: Molika Ashford, Stuart Fox, Andrew Grant, Adam T. Hadhazy, Karina Hamalainen, Monica Heger, Christopher Intagliata, Susannah F. Locke, Rachel Mahan, Eric R. Olson, Natalie Peretsman, Greg Soltis, Victoria Stern, Katherine Tweed
SHERP 25: Andrea Anderson, Lindsey Bewley, Rachele Cooper, Emily V. Driscoll, Jeremy Hsu, Meredith Knight, Ben Leach, Jennifer Moser, Morgen E. Peck, Kristin Elise Phillips, Josh Romero, Peter Sergo, Molly Webster, Erica Westly
SHERP 24: Sabina Borza, Susan Cosier, Ciara Curtin, Kristina Fiore, Bob Grant, Andrew Klein, Julie Leibach, Melissa Mahony, Karen Schrock, Alison Snyder, Andrea Thompson, Melinda Wenner, Edyta Zielinska
Friends: Amanda DeMatto, Jessie Jiang, Christine Kelly, Cassie Rodenberg
Ivan Oransky, M.D.
Adjunct Associate Professor, New York University
Associate Professor, New York University
Here at Scienceline, we do our best to be accurate at all times. But after all, we’re only human, so once in a while we do screw up. Please contact us if you think we’ve made a mistake. We will correct serious factual errors in the body of the offending article and append a note explaining the change. Typos, punctuation errors, and misspellings will be corrected without notice.
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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