Elizabeth Quill

Elizabeth Quill

Editor, Special Projects

Elizabeth Quill is the special projects editor for Science News. She has overseen efforts including the SN 10: Scientists to Watch and the Year in Review, and is the editorial coordinator for the Science News in High Schools program, which puts Science News and related resources into the hands of teachers and students at more than 4,000 high schools across the United States and worldwide. She has edited special collections on topics ranging from consciousness to general relativity, and recently took a deep dive into the stories behind the periodic table of the elements. Originally from the Finger Lakes region of New York, Elizabeth studied journalism at Ithaca College and received her master’s degree in science writing from MIT. This is her second tour at Science News. She started her career here more than a decade ago and returned in 2015 after serving as the senior editor for science at Smithsonian magazine.

All Stories by Elizabeth Quill

  1. Anthropology

    Measure Your Giant Carefully And His Size Will Shrink

  2. Hanging in the balance

  3. Don’t forget beauty

    An ornithologist argues that arbitrary preferences may have a place in the bird world.

  4. Cosmic dioramas

  5. Book Review: Here’s Looking at Euclid: A Surprising Excursion through the Astonishing World of Math by Alex Bellos

  6. Seeking a definition

  7. Not just a pleasant sound

  8. Evidence of ancient roots

  9. A mind for music

  10. Astronomy

    Can you hear me now?

  11. Health & Medicine

    Healthy teeth, healthy people

    Talk leaves journalists flossing for details on oral health.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Bullies’ brains empathize, but with a twist

    Brain imaging studies show teens with aggressive conduct disorder display greater brain activity while viewing video of others in pain.