Author: Susannah F. Locke

Susannah Locke holds a B.S. from Haverford College, where she studied molecular biology and psychology and ran the college’s literary magazine. For two years following graduation she played with neurons as a research technician at the University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. After using almost every type of test tube on the market for every conceivable purpose, she removed her gloves to become a journalist and improve the public’s understanding of science.

Jungle Love—and Turf Wars

Jungle Love—and Turf Wars

A new technique finds tropical birds sing duets to locate mates—and to guard their territories.

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted October 24, 2008

Fishing Frenzy: finding the right seafood for dinner

Fishing Frenzy: finding the right seafood for dinner

Explore the mercury content, omega-3 fatty acid benefits, and ecological impact of eating different fish.

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted September 12, 2008

Why do doctors wear green or blue scrubs?

Why do doctors wear green or blue scrubs?

Asks Jillian from Philadelphia

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted September 1, 2008

Geek Chic

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted July 14, 2008

Why do wintergreen candies spark in the dark?

Why do wintergreen candies spark in the dark?

– Asks Gaurav from Washington, DC

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted May 19, 2008

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

Is it true that sperm whales stun giant squid with sonar?

– Asks Clara in New York

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted May 12, 2008

World Malaria Day

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted April 25, 2008

Flowers Go Green

Flowers Go Green

That conventional bouquet may not be as romantic as you think. Visit New York City’s first eco-friendly florist to find out why.

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted

The Science of Semen

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted March 12, 2008

Breeding the Overfished Bluefin Tuna

Breeding the Overfished Bluefin Tuna

Tuna farming advances, but strict fishing regulations might be the only hope for this sushi fish.

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted March 7, 2008

Doctor’s Diagnosis, Version 2.0

Doctor’s Diagnosis, Version 2.0

Computer programs may help physicians avoid diagnostic mistakes — so why aren’t more doctors using them?

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted January 4, 2008

Hot topics in science

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted January 2, 2008

Watch out for moldy sweet potatoes?!?

By Susannah F. Locke | Posted December 15, 2007