Author: Brett Israel

Brett moved from the ATL to the Big Apple and joined the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) at NYU to refine his science writing skills and to learn how to earn a paycheck as a science journalist. Brett Israel graduated with a B.S. in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Georgia and then spent time in the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Emory University. While looking for something to keep him busy outside of lab, he started covering science for the Emory student newspaper and discovered a greater passion for writing about the work of others than performing his own experiments. In his free time, Brett enjoys cheering for the Georgia Bulldogs and any pro sports team from Atlanta, and riding Greyhound buses up and down the east coast. Brett lives in Brooklyn, New York with his pit bull Hanks.

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a New Option for Depression

Internet-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a New Option for Depression

Study shows treatment options aren’t limited to the therapist’s couch

By Brett Israel | Posted November 22, 2009

Teeth Timing

Teeth Timing

Cycles of enamel growth on teeth and bone vary animal to animal.

By Brett Israel | Posted August 25, 2009

Composting in the City

Composting in the City

Learn how to make a do it yourself urban compost bin.

By Brett Israel | Posted June 8, 2009

Fishing in the Big City

Fishing in the Big City

Is your catch safe to eat?

By Brett Israel | Posted May 13, 2009

Stopping the Burning Season

Stopping the Burning Season

Can carbon trading save Indonesia’s forests?

By Brett Israel | Posted May 8, 2009

Ancient Teeth Meet Modern Science

Ancient Teeth Meet Modern Science

Shara Bailey talks about the importance of studying teeth.

By Brett Israel | Posted February 12, 2009

Talking Teeth

Shara Bailey traces modern man’s path, tooth by tooth.

By Brett Israel | Posted

No One Wants to Be a Loser

No One Wants to Be a Loser

Overbidding out of fear can lead to a fast trip to the poorhouse.

By Brett Israel | Posted January 30, 2009

Ethanol Bugs

Ethanol Bugs

Hot-growing bacteria may be the key to the next generation of biofuels.

By Brett Israel | Posted November 26, 2008

All Aboard For Transit Funding

All Aboard For Transit Funding

By Brett Israel | Posted November 20, 2008

Dinosaurs Roaring Ahead, by Accident

Dinosaurs Roaring Ahead, by Accident

How a little luck—and a large extinction—aided dinosaurs’ dominance.

By Brett Israel | Posted October 31, 2008