Author: Chloe Williams

Incredibly fast and barely legal

Incredibly fast and barely legal

Nike’s high-tech racing shoes offer athletes an advantage — but how good is too good?

By Chloe Williams | Posted August 20, 2018

Call these plants by their names

Call these plants by their names

Botanical conservation and linguistic preservation go hand-in-hand on the remote island nation of Vanuatu

By Chloe Williams | Posted July 9, 2018

Foragers are eating wild in America’s concrete jungles

Foragers are eating wild in America’s concrete jungles

More people feast on weeds in the city than you think — dodging dog pee, tainted soil and poison plants. What could go wrong?

By Chloe Williams | Posted July 2, 2018

Watching trees to track climate change

Watching trees to track climate change

Kerissa Battle’s enthusiasm for nature is contagious. She’s getting New Yorkers outdoors to track climate change

By Chloe Williams | Posted June 25, 2018

Chocolate-covered jellyfish, anyone?

Chocolate-covered jellyfish, anyone?

From face cream to fertilizers, all sorts of products are under development to make use of soaring jellyfish populations

By Chloe Williams | Posted April 16, 2018

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

Can computers forecast avalanches better than humans digging holes?

In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job

By Chloe Williams | Posted January 24, 2018

The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

The human-caused wildfires that once burned in coastal rainforests

Evidence of ancient burning practices in coastal rainforests challenges notions of fire management in these wet landscapes

By Chloe Williams | Posted December 20, 2017

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

Sugar-fed mosquitoes still bite

New research shows that mosquitoes feeding on plant nectar bite more throughout their life span. For malaria control, plant management might be important

By Chloe Williams | Posted November 15, 2017

PODCAST: Old beef

PODCAST: Old beef

The science of aging meat

By Chloe Williams | Posted November 6, 2017