Author: Alex Liu

A Bay Area native, Alex Liu studied toxicology at the University of California, Berkeley and then spent three years developing oncology medication at Genentech. Currently attending New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program, he hopes to bridge the gap between science and public policy. He's interned with NOVA scienceNOW and CNN's medical unit, and loves working on all things video. In his free time he enjoys powering through seasons of television shows, traveling, rooting for Oakland sports teams, and stepping out onto the dance floor. You can visit his personal website and follow him on Twitter.

A Bit of the Jungle

A Bit of the Jungle

Parrots look like fun pets, but these intelligent animals are often more than people can handle

By Alex Liu | Posted October 26, 2010

Be Careful with Baby Bottles

Be Careful with Baby Bottles

Public health researchers attempt to teach parents about when to wean – and why

By Alex Liu and Mike Orcutt | Posted August 2, 2010

The Cars Will Be Charged

The Cars Will Be Charged

Make way for the electric vehicle

By Alex Liu and Mike Orcutt | Posted June 11, 2010

Of Venom and Silk

Of Venom and Silk

Spiders might scare you, but you might need them more than you realize.

By Alex Liu | Posted June 7, 2010

The Most Powerful Machines on Earth

The Most Powerful Machines on Earth

What comes next after the LHC?

By Alex Liu | Posted March 20, 2010

Psychedelic Therapy

Psychedelic Therapy

New research shows psychedelics might hold therapeutic potential for those dealing with death

By Alex Liu | Posted February 24, 2010

Calling on Statistics

Calling on Statistics

Why we might want to rethink our math education priorities

By Alex Liu | Posted February 12, 2010

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

Revealing Same-Sex Attraction’s Evolutionary Role

One researcher brings back a dead hypothesis

By Alex Liu | Posted January 6, 2010

We Can Stop Global Warming Today

We Can Stop Global Warming Today

Al Gore’s newest book highlights solutions to the climate crisis

By Alex Liu | Posted November 7, 2009

Numbers Don’t Lie: Derek Jeter is a Horrible Shortstop

Numbers Don’t Lie: Derek Jeter is a Horrible Shortstop

A New Tool Purports to Deliver the Most Accurate Fielding Statistics Ever

By Alex Liu | Posted October 26, 2009

Nobel Prize in Physics Honors "Masters of Light"

Nobel Prize in Physics Honors “Masters of Light”

…And it only took 40 years.

By Alex Liu | Posted October 6, 2009