Author: Anna Rothschild

Anna Rothschild is a producer and science writer from New York City. After graduating from Brown University with a degree in biology, she worked as a scientist at the American Museum of Natural History where she cloned humpback whale genes into bacteria, lassoed lizards in Floridian forests, and detected fraud in the caviar trade. Now, she reports on everything from life science, to space, to urban legends.

Invisible Artifacts

Invisible Artifacts

Ancient DNA holds the key to some of history’s mysterious migrations

By Anna Rothschild | Posted August 31, 2010

The Truth About Fan Death

The Truth About Fan Death

Could this South Korean urban legend be real?

By Anna Rothschild | Posted July 8, 2010

Sexual Predators in Sonic Disguise

Sexual Predators in Sonic Disguise

Male Asian corn borer moths mimic predatory bats to mate with females

By Anna Rothschild | Posted May 26, 2010

Close Quarters

Close Quarters

New laws aimed at increasing the quality of life for New York City’s horses threaten the future of Brooklyn’s last stable.

By Anna Rothschild | Posted April 23, 2010

In the Case of the Musk Ox Decline, Man is Not Guilty

In the Case of the Musk Ox Decline, Man is Not Guilty

Genetic evidence shows environment, not humans, killed off Arctic beasts

By Anna Rothschild | Posted March 10, 2010

Finding Your Place in the Universe

Finding Your Place in the Universe

Astrometry.net matches images of the sky to their celestial coordinates, turning anyone into an astronomer

By Anna Rothschild | Posted February 19, 2010

Run, Don’t Walk from… the Slime Mold?

Run, Don’t Walk from… the Slime Mold?

Recent research on slime molds shows that they can make complex decisions about nutrition

By Anna Rothschild | Posted February 11, 2010

Is Nutria the New Black?

Is Nutria the New Black?

Wearing this rodent on the runway could save Louisiana’s wetlands

By Anna Rothschild | Posted January 25, 2010

Ever Wondered How Astronomers Search for Habitable Alien Worlds?

Ever Wondered How Astronomers Search for Habitable Alien Worlds?

If other planets like Earth exist, they are light-years away, but that doesn’t stop scientists from looking

By Anna Rothschild | Posted

Spider Glue: An Eco-Friendly Alternative?

Spider Glue: An Eco-Friendly Alternative?

Two newly discovered proteins in spider webs could one day be used in a natural adhesive

By Anna Rothschild | Posted October 29, 2009