Author: Kristin Elise Phillips

Thawing the World’s Freezer

Thawing the World’s Freezer

What global warming means for preserved microorganisms.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted March 21, 2008

Snap, Crackle, Walk

Snap, Crackle, Walk

Listening to the brain to understand hand-eye coordination.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted November 16, 2007

Tainted Lavender

Tainted Lavender

Apathy and dreams along the Gowanus Canal.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted September 26, 2007

How are nests made, and are people changing the materials birds use for them?

How are nests made, and are people changing the materials birds use for them?

– asks Peggy from University Heights, OH

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted July 2, 2007

A Dry Horizon for the Amazon

A Dry Horizon for the Amazon

Climate changes are pushing rain forests to the point of no return.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted June 27, 2007

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Parasites, bacteria and viruses mark the trail of human evolution.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted April 20, 2007

The Iceflow Cometh

The Iceflow Cometh

How quickly will global warming change sea level?

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted March 24, 2007

“Someone told me that human beings have been around for only 60 thousand years. This is shorter than I thought. Is this true? Where did we come from?”

“Someone told me that human beings have been around for only 60 thousand years. This is shorter than I thought. Is this true? Where did we come from?”

– asks Mark from New York City

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted March 5, 2007

Growing Grain in a Warming World

Growing Grain in a Warming World

Some scientists are rethinking the positive effects global warming may have on agriculture.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted February 12, 2007

Global Warming: Certain Change and Moral Uncertainty

Global Warming: Certain Change and Moral Uncertainty

The IPCC report says global warming is inevitable, but is there anything we can do?

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted February 7, 2007

Flying Into Climate Change

Flying Into Climate Change

The Monarch butterfly may be the next victim of a warming world.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted October 23, 2006

My brother is allergic to raw carrots but has no reaction to cooked ones. How is this possible?

My brother is allergic to raw carrots but has no reaction to cooked ones. How is this possible?

— asks Tony from New York, NY.

By Kristin Elise Phillips | Posted October 15, 2006