Author: Kathryn Free

Kathryn Free is a science writer and video producer based in New York City. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, she discovered her love of science and nature after writing her second grade book report about Jane Goodall. She graduated from Caltech with a degree in geobiology. Even though she loved doing experiments with iron-breathing bacteria, Kathryn decided that she wanted to tell science stories. She moved to New York and worked as a television producer for six years before enrolling in NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program.

No more needles for allergy sufferers?

No more needles for allergy sufferers?

Allergy treatment from Europe has finally hit the U.S. markets

By Kathryn Free | Posted June 28, 2014

Ever Wondered: What's the deal with Botox?

Ever Wondered: What’s the deal with Botox?

Why the toxin in Botox is so dangerous, and why we’re injecting it into our foreheads

By Kathryn Free | Posted June 21, 2014

Paralyzed, yet walking

Paralyzed, yet walking

How technology helped a paralyzed woman use her legs and walk down the aisle

By Kathryn Free | Posted June 3, 2014

AUDIO: What's the deal with jet lag?

AUDIO: What’s the deal with jet lag?

Why do you get it, and what can you do to offset its effects?

By Kathryn Free | Posted May 22, 2014

The future of rare earth recycling

The future of rare earth recycling

Companies are scrambling to find ways to reuse costly rare earth elements

By Kathryn Free | Posted March 3, 2014

The crocodile time traveler

The crocodile time traveler

Evon Hekkala wrestles crocodiles, one gene at a time

By Kathryn Free | Posted February 18, 2014

VIDEO: Traveling faster than the speed of light

VIDEO: Traveling faster than the speed of light

NASA scientists are taking small steps toward warp drive research

By Kathryn Free | Posted February 3, 2014

Like clockwork

Like clockwork

Researchers discover circadian rhythm’s role in fasting

By Kathryn Free | Posted November 1, 2013

Theoretical chemists win Nobel Prize in chemistry by tackling physics

Theoretical chemists win Nobel Prize in chemistry by tackling physics

Researchers are awarded for taking their chemical experiment to cyberspace

By Kathryn Free | Posted October 9, 2013

Richard Dawkins, the evolutionary biologist and atheist firebrand [Image Credit: Shane Pope]

An appetite for controversy

Brian Greene brings out Richard Dawkins’ softer side

By Kathryn Free | Posted September 27, 2013