Author: Kate Yandell

Kate Yandell graduated from Williams College with a B.A. in English and biology. English took her to Oxford University her junior year to try her hand at Old English. Biology led her to the swamps of Cape Cod to research marine worm development, and also prompted journeys through the scientific literature to understand everything from why the giant sloths and saber tooth tigers died out to how microbes communicate. She likes to sing, run, and hang out in coffee shops and libraries. Find her on Twitter: @kateyandell.

Food fight

Food fight

Is California’s ballot proposition to label genetically engineered foods “anti-science”?

By Kate Yandell | Posted October 27, 2012

VIDEO: No exit: How humans are changing salamanders

VIDEO: No exit: How humans are changing salamanders

An afternoon with evolutionary ecologist Steve Brady

By Kathryn Doyle and Kate Yandell | Posted May 8, 2012

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle

Solving the genomic jigsaw puzzle

The price of DNA sequencing has fallen precipitously. But at what cost?

By Kate Yandell | Posted May 1, 2012

City of the dead

City of the dead

Tens of millions of people have died in New York City. Here’s where some of them have gone.

By Kate Yandell | Posted April 16, 2012

VIDEO: Sewing seeds

VIDEO: Sewing seeds

Growing natural dye plants in Brooklyn

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

Questions you never thought to ask

Questions you never thought to ask

Scienceline brings you the best obscure science stories from 2011

By Kate Yandell and Jonathan Chang | Posted December 27, 2011

Reconstructing a disaster

Reconstructing a disaster

A government report digs deeper into the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion

By Kate Yandell | Posted December 10, 2011

A tale of three cities

A tale of three cities

Mannahatta ecologist Eric Sanderson on New York City’s past, present and future

By Kate Yandell | Posted November 18, 2011