Articles by

Katrina Miller

Please Stop Freaking Out About This Giant Yellow Spider

Native to East Asia, Jorōs are one of many so-called golden orb weavers, named after the shiny...

Air Quality Mirrors the Racial Segregation of US Neighborhoods

Racial inequity biases algorithms, skews Covid-19 death rates, and exacerbates the digital divide. Your race is even...

The ‘Brightest of All Time’ Gamma-Ray Burst Sparks a Supernova Hunt

On the morning of October 9, astronomers’ inboxes pinged with a relatively modest alert: NASA’s Swift Observatory...

A New Tool for Eruption Forecasting: Carbon-Catching Drones

She and her team flew these drones while they were standing inside the crater to compare faraway...

Where Do High-Energy Cosmic Rays Come From? A Star’s Last Gasp

Gamma rays from this supernova remnant have been seen by telescopes since 2007, but exceptionally energetic light...

As Wildfires Get More Extreme, Observatories Are at Greater Risk

It was 4 am on June 17 when Michelle Edwards, associate director of Kitt Peak National Observatory,...

NASA is Crowdsourcing Cloud Research—on Mars

At the end of 2020, planetary scientist Marek Slipski found himself glued to his computer, spending countless...

What Turtles Can Teach Humans About the Science of Slow Aging

There are three ways to die: of injury, disease, or old age. Over time, humans have gotten...