About Scienceline

Scienceline is a student-run online magazine published by the Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP) in the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University. For more information, e-mail us. See below for our corrections and comments policies.

Scienceline’s writers and editors are unpaid but you can express support for them and their work by making a tax-deductible contribution to a university-administered SHERP scholarship fund, the proceeds of which are used solely to benefit future SHERP students via tuition-remission scholarships.

Scienceline Staff

Editor in Chief
Maiya Focht

Managing Editor
Delaney Dryfoos 

Multimedia Editor
Kharishar Kahfi

Section Editors
Environment: Lyric Aquino
Health: Niranjana Rajalakshmi , Allison Parshall
Physics & Tech: Daniel Leonard

Engagement Editor
Hannah Loss

Fact Checking
Debbie Balthazar
Emily Harris  

Copy Editors
Tatum McConnell
Allison Parshall
Niranjana Rajalakshmi


Past Contributors

SHERP 39: Casey Crownhart, Huanjia Zhang, Ethan Freedman, Niko McCarty, Joanna Thompson, Abe MusselmanLauren Leffer, Jackie Appel, Delger Erdenesanaa, Elana Spivack, Anna Goshua, Karen Kwon
SHERP 38: Hannah Seo, Rahul Rao, Maria Paula Rubiano, Jonathan Moens, Curtis Segarra, Leto Sapunar, Corryn Wetzel, Anushree Dave, Rebecca Sohn, Taylor White, Lili Pike, M.K. Manoylov
SHERP 37: Passant Rabie, Polina Porotsky, Jess Romeo, Tara Santora, Isobel Whitcomb, Donavyn Coffey, Marcus Banks, Dana Najjar, Marion Renault, Dani Leviss, Nina Pullano
SHERP 36: Jessica Boddy, Lucy HicksJillian MockLexi KruppShoshana WodinskyEmiliano Rodriguez Mega,  Charlie WoodMatthew PhelanJen MonnierBrianna AbbottNell DurfeeChloe Williams
SHERP 35: Eleanor CumminsAshley LylesNicole Wetsman, Ellen AirhartCici Zhang, Abigail FaganMark Kaufman, Leslie Nemo, Dan Robitzski, Marissa Shieh, Harrison Tasoff
SHERP 34: Dyani SabinRyan F. MandelbaumSara ChodoshMeghan BartelsGreg UyenoKnvul SheikhMichael KoziolShira PolanEllie KincaidKelsey KennedyJeanette FerraraPeter HessSandy Ong
SHERP 33: Lydia ChainChelsey B. CoombsKatherine Ellen FoleyJennifer HackettShannon HallRebecca HarringtonJoAnna KleinNicole J. LouHanneke WeiteringSteph YinLauren J. Young
SHERP 32: Rebecca Cudmore, Kathryn Free, Chelsea Harvey, Joshua A. Krisch, Sarah Lewin, Jillian Rose LimClaire MaldarelliElizabeth NewbernHannah Newman, Amy NordrumAlexandra OssolaNeel V. PatelKrystnell A. StorrManasi Vaidya
SHERP 31: Kate Baggaley, Caitlin Q. Davis, Rachel Feltman, Joss Fong, Ben GuarinoAndrew P. HanWilliam HerkewitzKatie HilerRoni JacobsonSarah JacobyAlexa C. Kurzius, Lily Hay Newman, Arielle Duhaime-Ross, Naveena SadasivamNick Stockton
SHERP 30: Emma BryceJonathan ChangKathryn DoyleLaura GeggelJustine Hausheer, Miriam Kramer, Taylor Kubota, Virat Markandeya, Susan E. Matthews, Allison T. McCannBenjamin Plackett, Kelly Slivka, Ashley TaylorKate Yandell
SHERP 29: Joey Castro, Francie Diep, Rose EvelethSarah Fecht, Mary Beth Griggs, Lena GroegerMadeleine Johnson, Douglas Main, Rachel NuwerKatie Palmer, Sabrina RichardsMadhu VenkataramananStephanie WarrenAmber Williams
SHERP 28: Ariel BleicherMichael Glenn Easter, Emily Elert, Joanna Foster, Zach GottliebMara Grunbaum, Ferris Jabr, Alyson KenwardOlivia Koski, Alex Liu, Mike OrcuttKatie Peek, Valerie Ross, Anna Rothschild
SHERP 27: Allison Bond, Shelley Dubois, Crystal Gammon, Robert Goodier, Brett Israel, Frederik Joelving, Lindsey Konkel, Dave LevitanErik Ortlip, Lynne Peeples, Genevra Pittman, Rachael Rettner, Carina Storrs
SHERP 26: Molika AshfordStuart FoxAndrew GrantAdam T. HadhazyKarina HamalainenMonica Heger, Christopher Intagliata, Susannah F. Locke, Rachel Mahan, Eric R. Olson, Natalie Peretsman, Greg Soltis, Victoria Stern, Katherine Tweed
SHERP 25: Andrea Anderson, Lindsey Bewley, Rachele Cooper, Emily V. Driscoll, Jeremy Hsu, Meredith Knight, Ben Leach, Jennifer MoserMorgen E. Peck, Kristin Elise Phillips, Josh Romero, Peter Sergo, Molly Webster, Erica Westly
SHERP 24: Sabina Borza, Susan Cosier, Ciara Curtin, Kristina Fiore, Bob Grant, Andrew Klein, Julie Leibach, Melissa Mahony, Karen Schrock, Alison Snyder, Andrea Thompson, Melinda Wenner, Edyta Zielinska
Friends: Amanda DeMatto, Jessie Jiang, Christine Kelly, Cassie Rodenberg

Faculty Advisor
Ivan Oransky, MD
Distinguished Writer in Residence, New York University

Dan Fagin
Professor, New York University
Director, SHERP

Corrections Policy
Here at Scienceline, we do our best to be accurate at all times. But after all, we’re only human, so once in a while we do screw up. Please contact us if you think we’ve made a mistake. We will correct serious factual errors in the body of the offending article and append a note explaining the change. Typos, punctuation errors, and misspellings will be corrected without notice.

Comments Policy
Due to an increase in spam, Scienceline will be screening comments before they are posted. Approved comments should appear within 48 hours. Inappropriate or offensive posts will not be tolerated.

Blog Photo Credits
The Bestiary: Riccardo Cuppini, flickr.com; Elucidata: Katie Peek; Ever Wondered: Katie Peek; The Scienceline Podcast: visual.dichotomy, flickr.com; Scienceline Staff Picks: Lena Groeger; Sniff: Ritchie King; Sounds Like Science: Tessa Watson, flickr.com; Test Tube Kitchen; Mykl Roventine, flickr; The Doug Addict: Lena Groeger; The Rocks Know: Mary Beth Griggs; The Urban Scientist: Jason Arends, flickr.com


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