Cassandra Willyard

All Stories by Cassandra Willyard

  1. woman holding dog
    Animals

    New books explore why dogs and humans have such a special bond

    ‘Dog Is Love’ and ‘Our Dogs, Ourselves’ delve into the complicated, sometimes contradictory relationship that we have with our canine companions.

  2. Astronomicum Caesareum moon image
    Planetary Science

    See how visualizations of the moon have changed over time

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, here’s a collection of images that show how the moon has been visualized over the ages.

  3. neutrophils
    Life

    ‘An Elegant Defense’ explores the immune system’s softer side

    The lives of four people helped or harmed by their body’s natural defenses illustrate why immunology has become one of the hottest fields in science.

  4. flu death in 1918
    Health & Medicine

    Two new books explore the science and history of the 1918 flu pandemic

    One-hundred years after the Spanish flu, ‘Pandemic 1918’ and ‘Influenza’ provide a new look at the global outbreak.