Aayushi Pratap

Aayushi Pratap

Science Writing Intern, Fall 2020

Aayushi Pratap is a fall 2020 science writing intern. She has a master’s degree in science and health journalism from Columbia University, as well as a master’s degree in biochemistry and a bachelor’s degree in zoology. Previously she worked as a health reporter with the Hindustan Times in Mumbai, India, covering public health. In her spare time, she swims, plays mediocre tennis and creates doodle art.

All Stories by Aayushi Pratap

  1. fire ants building syphons

    Fire ants build little syphons out of sand to feed without drowning

    To escape a watery death, some fire ants use build sand structures that draw the insects’ sugary, liquid food out of containers and to a safer place.

  2. Rose-breasted grosbreak male on one side and female on other

    This rare bird is male on one side and female on the other

    Researchers at Powdermill Nature Reserve near Pittsburgh spotted a bird with pink male coloring on half of its body and yellow female hues on the other.

  3. photograph of China’s Chang'e-4 lunar lander on the moon

    A new moon radiation measurement may help determine health risks to astronauts

    China's lunar lander measured radiation at the moon’s surface, finding the daily dose is 2.6 times as high as inside the International Space Station.