Articles by

Deborah Balthazar

The metric system is growing. Here’s what you need to know

Meet the metric system’s newest prefixes: ronna-, quetta-, ronto- and quecto-. Adopted November 18 at the 27th...

A new book asks: What makes humans call some animals pests?

PestsBethany BrookshireEcco, $28.99 We spend so much time making sure wildlife stays away from us,...

Rats can bop their heads to the beat

Humans aren’t the only animals known to move to a musical beat. For instance, parrots do it,...