Erin Wayman

Erin Wayman

Managing Editor, Magazine

Erin Wayman became Science News’ production editor in 2013 after a year of reporting on earth and environmental sciences for the magazine. A former primatologist-in-training, Erin decided to leave monkey-watching behind after a close run-in with angry peccaries in Ecuador. Once she completed her master’s degree in biological anthropology at the University of California, Davis, she switched careers and earned a master’s in science writing at Johns Hopkins University. Erin was previously an associate editor at EARTH and an assistant editor at Smithsonian magazine, where she blogged about human evolution. Her work has also appeared in New Scientist, Slate, ScienceNOW and Current Anthropology.

All Stories by Erin Wayman

  1. Climate

    Ice loss from Greenland’s glaciers may level off

    Simulation suggests long-term effect on sea level not as dire as some predictions.

  2. Earth

    Toxic waste sites may cause health problems for millions

    Exposures to lead and chromium represent particular problems, study finds in India, Indonesia and Philippines.

  3. Anthropology


  4. Space

    Snapshots reveal details of Saturn’s gigantic hurricane

    Storm dwarfs anything on Earth, with enormous eye and whipping winds.

  5. Earth

    Early Earth’s chlorine blown away by giant impacts

    Low levels of chlorine on planet's surface have long puzzled scientists.

  6. Earth

    Remnants of Earth’s crust survive in the planet’s interior

    A slab stayed unperturbed in the mantle for billions of years before resurfacing, sulfur measurements suggest.

  7. Earth

    Yangtze’s age revealed

    Geologists narrow window on time of the Chinese river’s origin to 23-36 million years ago.

  8. Planetary Science

    Faint Young Sun

    Scientists struggle to understand how early Earth stayed warm enough for liquid water.

  9. Earth

    Magnitude 7.8 earthquake hits Iran

    Casualties reported in nearby Pakistan from temblor.

  10. Climate

    Cuts in some greenhouse gases could slow sea level rise

    Methane, ozone and other short-lived pollutants have a big impact on ocean heights, simulation finds.

  11. Life

    Dinosaur embryos were restless, speedy growers

    Hundreds of fossils found in China suggest some unhatched dinos kicked their legs.

  12. Climate

    Rising carbon dioxide means more air turbulence

    More jarring flights are likely, simulation suggests.