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Lauren Leffer

Lauren Leffer

Lauren is a science and environmental journalist currently based in Brooklyn, New York. She has previously been a vampire bat researcher, STEM educator, park naturalist, laboratory manager, and surrogate opossum parent. She writes mostly about biology, ecology, and people.

February 19, 2021

Hospitals and staff have tried to adapt through multiple COVID-19 waves with changing practices and communication tools

February 12, 2021

Proper mask wearing helps us stay safe during the pandemic, but masks limit what we can see in other peoples’ faces. Test how well you can interpret masked emotions in the quiz at the bottom of the page

February 10, 2021

Depending on where you live, abortion care this year may have become either harder or easier to access than ever before

January 13, 2021

To save the plants, one scientific field highlights the importance of protecting Indigenous knowledge

December 18, 2020

The discovery of organisms that are new to science has historically required years of field work, but species could become something we create instead of find

November 25, 2020

Millions of people rely on the Air Quality Index, but experts say it’s a rough measure at best

November 19, 2020

You’ve heard of the fly on the wall, but what about the crow in the city?

 
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