Author: Lindsey Konkel

Is Dementia Screening Worth It?

Is Dementia Screening Worth It?

The jury is out on the benefits of screening for a potentially incurable disease

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted June 16, 2010

Weightlifting with Lymphedema

Weightlifting with Lymphedema

Pumping iron may be safe after breast cancer surgery, but doctors urge caution.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted November 12, 2009

Marathoning: Is it in Our DNA?

Marathoning: Is it in Our DNA?

Some scientists believe the modern human body evolved to run

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted October 31, 2009

Oil Fields: Predators’ Boon, Birds’ Bane

Oil Fields: Predators’ Boon, Birds’ Bane

Human infrastructure associated with oil field development gives some species an advantage over others.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted October 30, 2009

Treating Pets, Caring for People

Treating Pets, Caring for People

Veterinary medicine isn’t just about Fido and Fifi anymore.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted September 16, 2009

Little Love for Geoengineering

UK’s Royal Society Weighs the Pros and Cons of Climate Manipulation.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted September 5, 2009

Extreme Psychology

Extreme Psychology

There may be more to high-risk sports than a “no fear” mantra.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted July 13, 2009

Shedding Light on the Cavefish

Shedding Light on the Cavefish

New York University researchers gather cavefish in the northeastern Mexican states of Tamaulipas and San Luis Potosi.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted May 28, 2009

Living in the Dark

Living in the Dark

NYU scientists shine light on the origins of the blind cavefish.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted May 26, 2009

Death by Rubber

Death by Rubber

Global amphibian declines have scientists and volunteers scrambling to preserve backyard biodiversity.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted May 22, 2009

Sustainability Beyond the Greenwash

A new website from NYU’s Carter Journalism Institute examines this eco-friendly buzzword.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted May 19, 2009

Entertaining Science... and Art

Entertaining Science… and Art

Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize winning chemist and published poet ponders the intersection of art and science–and reads one of his poems at an event at Greenwich Village’s Cornelia Street Cafe.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted May 4, 2009

Disappearing Fish

Disappearing Fish

Experts say that global warming will have a major impact on poor nations’ fisheries.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted March 22, 2009

Volunteers for the Birds and the Bees

Volunteers for the Birds and the Bees

Ordinary citizens make valuable contributions to scientific research.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted March 13, 2009

When Viruses Jump Species

When Viruses Jump Species

A recent Ebola Reston outbreak among pigs in the Philippines is cause for concern among some scientists.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted March 8, 2009

Biologists Discover How Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Stayed Aloft

Biologists Discover How Prehistoric Flying Reptiles Stayed Aloft

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted February 20, 2009

Buzzing About the Future of Pollinators

Buzzing About the Future of Pollinators

One bee scientist looks ahead by cataloguing the past.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted January 29, 2009

Species Scuffle

Species Scuffle

One fish’s evolution raises questions about what constitutes a species.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted January 19, 2009

Behind the Scenes with Scientist and Filmmaker Alexis Gambis

Behind the Scenes with Scientist and Filmmaker Alexis Gambis

Alexis Gambis describes how life and lab inspired his science fiction films.

By Lindsey Konkel and Carina Storrs | Posted January 13, 2009

NFL Roots for the Environment

NFL Roots for the Environment

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted January 9, 2009

A Home for Hobbits

A Home for Hobbits

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted December 27, 2008

What are tropical glaciers and why do they matter?

What are tropical glaciers and why do they matter?

Asks Scott from Nyack, NY

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted December 15, 2008

Botanical Gossip

Botanical Gossip

Eavesdropping plants drop hints about ecosystem health.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted December 3, 2008

Some Enzymes with Those Mashed Potatoes?

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted November 18, 2008

Are old forests carbon neutral?

Are old forests carbon neutral?

Asks Rob from Los Angeles, CA

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted November 10, 2008

Bigger Is Not Always Better

Bigger Is Not Always Better

One ugly insect overturns assumptions about the best mate.

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted November 5, 2008

Voting for the Future of Environmental Education

By Lindsey Konkel | Posted September 23, 2008