Author: William Herkewitz

William Herkewitz is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he earned his B.A. in English literature. A lifelong lover of science, he is coming to NYU after a year of writing and working for two Philadelphia-based science museums, The Academy of Natural Sciences and the Chemical Heritage Foundation. At SHERP, William hopes to somehow combine his compulsive need to write with his interests in science, humor, history, and international affairs.

Last laugh

Last laugh

What evolution can tell us about why we laugh

By William Herkewitz | Posted May 8, 2013

On the cutting block

On the cutting block

Raw-milk cheese: deadly, nutritious, or just delicious?

By William Herkewitz | Posted April 23, 2013

Capturing the invisible

Capturing the invisible

Astrophysicist Charles Hailey is building instruments to examine dark matter, black holes and more

By William Herkewitz | Posted February 13, 2013

A country enriched

A country enriched

How uranium is causing fission between Iran and Western powers

By William Herkewitz | Posted December 1, 2012