Natalie Middleton is a freelance writer educated at Johns Hopkins University who specializes in science writing and communication.
Yucca Flat, Nevada, of the early 1950s is a diorama of modern America. Beneath desert stars a faux suburbia has been constructed, with ranch-style homes, utility poles, and pantries filled with Continue reading
ALARMED BY FAST-GROWING SCARS of climate change, extinction rates, and ocean acidification, geologists from the International Commission on Stratigraphy—tasked with defining the official Geological Time Scale and known for their glacially-paced Continue reading
A slight shift in sunlight brings blooms of viridian and teal, sparkling with rills of jade, peridot, and radiant gold, always there but rarely visible. Continue reading
THERE IS NORMALLY a great deal of height involved. A female cone sprouts on a high branch, producing a few winged seeds at the base of each scale. They might get Continue reading
Tread lightly through a soundscape of an Ecuadorian cloud forest teeming with see-through frogs. Continue reading