Author: Ashley Taylor

Ashley Taylor holds a B.A. in biology from Oberlin College. Her first real lab job taught her that what she had liked about science all along was not working in a lab but thinking, asking questions, and writing. Since 2009, she has written for the Somerville News, a weekly newspaper in Somerville, Massachusetts. She looks forward to returning to science as a journalist. When not writing, she loves to take ballet classes.

Afterword

Afterword

The rest of Guernsey’s story

By Ashley Taylor | Posted September 25, 2012

Dancing in digital immortality

Dancing in digital immortality

The evolution of Merce Cunningham’s “Loops”

By Ashley Taylor | Posted July 16, 2012

Guernsey of Bergen Street

Guernsey of Bergen Street

Life of a Brooklyn street cat

By Ashley Taylor | Posted May 17, 2012

VIDEO: Sewing seeds

VIDEO: Sewing seeds

Growing natural dye plants in Brooklyn

By Ashley Taylor and Kate Yandell | Posted February 6, 2012

From index cards to information overload

From index cards to information overload

The perks and pitfalls of scientific databases

By Ashley Taylor | Posted January 31, 2012

Paint the town white

Paint the town white

Juan Carlos Pineiro Escoriaza and the White Roof Project

By Ashley Taylor | Posted January 28, 2012

Rising above modern technology

Rising above modern technology

The weather balloon

By Ashley Taylor | Posted January 20, 2012

Forecasting an eruption

Forecasting an eruption

Undersea volcano blows earlier than geologists predicted

By Ashley Taylor | Posted January 13, 2012

Almost human

Almost human

Navigating the uncanny valley

By Ashley Taylor | Posted January 3, 2012

Better luck next year

Better luck next year

2011 didn’t deliver on these eight predictions

By Laura Geggel and Ashley Taylor | Posted December 26, 2011

Natural gas expands

Natural gas expands

Utilities retire coal-fired power plants in favor of a controversial alternative

By Ashley Taylor | Posted November 3, 2011

Climate Mash 2011

Climate Mash 2011

Six years after Bobby Pickett wrote “Climate Mash,” the world’s environmental challenges are still frightening

By Ashley Taylor | Posted November 1, 2011