Author: Amber Williams

Amber graduated from Boston College, where she studied biology and English. While there, she worked in a lab with shrimp by day and read Russian novels by night. Now that she writes about science, her life's path seems to make sense.

The future’s not straightforward. Neither is modeling it.

The future’s not straightforward. Neither is modeling it.

A look at global climate models with the atmospheric scientist Anthony Del Genio

By Amber Williams | Posted December 14, 2011

The science of the circus

The science of the circus

Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey come to the New York Hall of Science

By Madhu Venkataramanan and Amber Williams | Posted August 17, 2011

Evolutionary conundrum of the day: Single-celled organisms kill themselves

Evolutionary conundrum of the day: Single-celled organisms kill themselves

Study suggests that self-sacrifice may have allowed for larger social interactions

By Amber Williams | Posted July 1, 2011

Hudson cleanup struggles with ‘clean’

Hudson cleanup struggles with ‘clean’

Dredging the river begins again, with changes

By Amber Williams | Posted May 27, 2011

Feeding the mosquitoes

Feeding the mosquitoes

Leslie Vosshall probes the genetics of mosquitoes’ sense of smell to understand why they bite some people more than others. But in the quest to prevent mosquito-borne illness, she must first feed 500 hungry bugs a blood meal

By Madeleine Johnson and Amber Williams | Posted March 14, 2011

“All stand before the patron saint: the mighty Rump Ape”

“All stand before the patron saint: the mighty Rump Ape”

Taxidermy contest in Brooklyn brings out the exotics

By Amber Williams | Posted February 11, 2011

Drugs and Social Media Don’t Mix

Drugs and Social Media Don’t Mix

Space limitations plus lagging guidelines make drug ads on the web difficult

By Amber Williams | Posted December 7, 2010