Author: Ellie Kincaid

Ellie Kincaid graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a B.A. in English and minors in writing and biology. She’s worked on research projects ranging from multiple sclerosis to Jane Austen, and has written about medicine, health care, and animals for The Dodo and Tech Insider.

How I will try to convince myself (and you) to compost

How I will try to convince myself (and you) to compost

But how I’ll fail anyway

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted October 31, 2016

New York rowers look to the Paralympics

New York rowers look to the Paralympics

With adapted equipment, physically impaired athletes get out on the water

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted September 6, 2016

VIDEO: Saving Guam's Micronesian kingfishers from extinction

VIDEO: Saving Guam’s Micronesian kingfishers from extinction

Captive breeding programs have kept an endangered bird alive

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted August 16, 2016

The man-made flood

The man-made flood

Levees and floodplain development are increasing flood damage in Missouri

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted June 20, 2016

Coming back from captivity

Coming back from captivity

An endangered bird is promised future habitat at home, but needs help sooner

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted May 2, 2016

VIDEO: Beekeeping in an urban jungle

VIDEO: Beekeeping in an urban jungle

Feeding bees in New York City

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted March 29, 2016

Reading human history from the land

Reading human history from the land

High-resolution maps of Earth reveal archaeological secrets

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted March 28, 2016

What is blood pressure?

What is blood pressure?

The meaning behind the numbers

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted March 23, 2016

From the field to the classroom

From the field to the classroom

Yesterday’s discovery changes tomorrow’s lesson plan

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted February 29, 2016

PODCAST: Decrypting You on the streets of New York City

PODCAST: Decrypting You on the streets of New York City

If you get angry while walking in crowds, you’re not alone

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted February 23, 2016

Backstage at a plumed performance

Backstage at a plumed performance

How sexual selection turns birds of paradise into dancers

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted February 14, 2016

The story of MERS gets murkier

The story of MERS gets murkier

How scientists are tracing a virus back in time

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted January 23, 2016

The opposite of extinction

The opposite of extinction

Humans are creating new species as well as killing them off, but don’t be too quick to celebrate

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted January 17, 2016

Don't believe your ears

Don’t believe your ears

For howler monkeys, an evolutionary surprise: Males with fiercer calls have smaller testicles

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted January 7, 2016

Our misguided pursuit of happiness

Our misguided pursuit of happiness

Americans are surprisingly bad at figuring out how to be happy

By Ellie Kincaid | Posted November 5, 2015