Author: Kelly Slivka

Kelly Slivka finished up her B.A. in English and evolutionary biology at the University of Colorado, after which she traded amber waves of grain for actual waves of water. The past three years, she's been stalking endangered whales on the East Coast for various conservation and research institutions, a profession that has given her plenty of fodder for fascinating science writing, but no feasible outlet. Now, through NYU's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program she's moved on to stalking all things new and cool in science and sharing it with, well, everyone! You can learn more about Kelly on her website, www.kellyslivka.com, and follow her on Twitter @k_sliv.

The Scienceline music video awards

The Scienceline music video awards

Even science — or especially science — is better to music

By Kelly Slivka | Posted August 4, 2012

Taking the scenic route

Taking the scenic route

A lifetime climber both shapes and is shaped by the mountains

By Kelly Slivka | Posted August 1, 2012

Natural voyeurism

Natural voyeurism

Animal webcams make peeping Toms of us all

By Kelly Slivka | Posted June 2, 2012

Speaking pigeon

Speaking pigeon

Keeping up with New York City’s feathered underdogs

By Kelly Slivka | Posted May 21, 2012

Hybrid cabs and the cab of the future

Hybrid cabs and the cab of the future

Hybrid taxicabs are on the rise in NYC, but their growth is limited

By Kelly Slivka | Posted May 10, 2012

Here's the thing with cats and dogs...

Here’s the thing with cats and dogs…

A few facts about your favorite furry friends

By Kelly Slivka | Posted April 6, 2012

It's time for a trip to outer space

It’s time for a trip to outer space

With advances in knowledge and technology, the planetarium experience is now cooler than ever

By Kelly Slivka | Posted March 23, 2012

Animal heaven

Animal heaven

A Manhattan vet cultivates a refuge for pets and pet-lovers

By Kelly Slivka | Posted February 16, 2012

Say what? Science: Nuclear weapons

Say what? Science: Nuclear weapons

Exploring the language of science

By Kelly Slivka | Posted January 26, 2012

Enter at your own risk

Enter at your own risk

Raw sewage plagues New York City’s waterways

By Kelly Slivka | Posted January 11, 2012

Leave the Metrocard, take the paddle

Leave the Metrocard, take the paddle

An urban kayaker turns his Manhattan commute into a true adventure

By Kelly Slivka | Posted January 6, 2012

Not your average visit to the zoo

Not your average visit to the zoo

The wackiest animal news from 2011

By Justine E. Hausheer and Kelly Slivka | Posted December 31, 2011

This land is my land

This land is my land

Current wilderness legislation is underlining an ideological conflict over public land use

By Kelly Slivka | Posted December 7, 2011

Say what? Science: DNA

Say what? Science: DNA

Exploring the language of science

By Kelly Slivka | Posted November 23, 2011

Where science meets the people

Where science meets the people

A sociologist talks about his experiences with scientific communication

By Kelly Slivka | Posted November 16, 2011

Virtually everything at stake

Virtually everything at stake

A video game designer and a scientist explore the undeniable pull of virtual worlds

By Kelly Slivka | Posted November 13, 2011

Say what? science: Cells

Say what? science: Cells

Exploring the language of science

By Kelly Slivka | Posted November 7, 2011

Pumpkins of supernatural size

Pumpkins of supernatural size

Growing pumpkins in which Cinderella could have ridden to the ball

By Kelly Slivka | Posted October 28, 2011

Toxic chemicals from fuel combustion pose new Arctic threat

Toxic chemicals from fuel combustion pose new Arctic threat

As historic pollutants ebb in the Arctic, poisons from fossil fuels are taking their place

By Kelly Slivka | Posted October 27, 2011