Kristin’s Recent Stories
Science Feb 17Native Americans brace for impact as EPA undergoes changes
In the past few weeks, EPA workers have worried about political threats to the agency under the Trump administration. Tribal leaders say changing environmental protections would affect them first.
Health Feb 09How Swedish statistician Hans Rosling changed the way we look at health
Rosling, a Swedish statistician, doctor and viral mathematics entertainer whose TED Talks made complicated statistics more accessible, died this week at 68.
Science Feb 07This gecko rips off its own skin to escape predators
Don't worry. A Geckolepis megolepis gecko's skin can grow back.
Science Jan 17A third of asthma patients may not have asthma, study finds
A new study suggests many adult asthma patients are misdiagnosed or improperly managed, which leads to unnecessary drug treatments.
Science Jan 13Stanford invention stops a cell phone battery from exploding
Stanford engineers create a fire extinguisher capsule for your overheating cellphone or laptop batteries.
Science Jan 04She took her amputated leg home, and you can too
While doctors may cite concerns with returning removed body parts, legal experts say the practice is acceptable. Here's how one Oklahoman managed the hurdles.
Science Dec 237 things you didn’t know about reindeer
‘Tis the season for reindeer to occupy people’s minds -- and sweaters. But these charismatic cervines are more than holiday icons.
Science Dec 1320-sided crystal, once thought impossible, found in meteorite
Researchers have found an entirely new, extreme type of quasicrystal with an icosahedral -- 20-sided -- symmetry.
Science Dec 06Big antlers shouldn’t exist. This math model explains why they do
Mathematicians tackle a question that once stumped Charles Darwin: Why do animals have antlers, manes and other ornaments?…
Science Nov 30Lucy, our famous ancestor, was built for tree-dwelling
Bone scans of Lucy, our ever popular human ancestor, suggest early hominins may have spent millions of years “monkeying around” in trees.