Author: Shannon Hall

Shannon Hall is hooked on three things: the smell of freshly ground coffee beans, the feeling of enthrallment while traveling solo, and the wonders of the Universe. She earned her B.A. from Whitman College in physics-astronomy and philosophy and her M.S. from the University of Wyoming in astronomy. She’s currently a freelance science journalist and will continue to share the stories strung throughout the Universe.

VIDEO: Caught in the headlights

VIDEO: Caught in the headlights

A powerful light source probes the universe’s darkest secrets

By Shannon Hall | Posted July 17, 2015

Recklessly playing God with the planet

Recklessly playing God with the planet

A government-sponsored scientific panel called for more research on geoengineering — here’s why we shouldn’t even consider it

By Shannon Hall | Posted June 3, 2015

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

Where wildfires and climate scientists meet

A chemist flies through smoke plumes to better understand global warming

By Shannon Hall | Posted April 13, 2015

Drawing outside the lines

Drawing outside the lines

Stymied scientists disagree about how to drive home global warming lessons

By Shannon Hall | Posted November 12, 2014

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

Tropical lizard might outrace climate change

A new study looks at survival of the fittest in an increasingly warm world

By Shannon Hall | Posted October 4, 2014

Glacial heights reach new lows

Glacial heights reach new lows

New elevation models of Greenland and Antarctica’s ice caps show an undisputable glacial melt

By Shannon Hall | Posted September 25, 2014