Here’s a selection of some of my recent stories at ScienceNOW.
Beards – Heavy stubble is attractive, researchers say. Twitter loved this story – or at least the guys who already sported stubble and wanted to show off how “scientific” their style is. As for me, I’m gonna keep shaving.
Babies – I covered a paper in Science on baby consciousness – not just awakeness, but an awareness and perception beyond mere reflex. Babies are conscious as early as five months, which was good timing – my son is that age now.
Beats – For a story on why the brain likes new music, I sought out Ohio State music professor David Huron for an outside comment. It was a unique experience – I’d never been sung to in an interview before. . .
Keep watching at http://news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/ – there’s more to come!