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. satellite image
    Archaeology

    Satellites are transforming how archaeologists study the past

    In ‘Archaeology from Space,’ Sarah Parcak takes readers on a lively tour of the past, and archaeology of the 21st century.

  2. Ecosystems

    Moonlight shapes how some animals move, grow and even sing

    The moon’s light influences lion prey behavior, dung beetle navigation, fish growth, mass migrations and birdsong.

  3. Chimps screaming
    Animals

    ‘Mama’s Last Hug’ showcases the emotional lives of animals

    In ‘Mama’s Last Hug,’ Frans de Waal argues that emotions occur throughout the animal world.

  4. Goanna
    Paleontology

    ‘End of the Megafauna’ examines why so many giant Ice Age animals went extinct

    ‘End of the Megafauna’ ponders the mystery of what killed off so many of Earth’s big animals over the last 50,000 years.

  5. Honduran valley
    Archaeology

    Real-life adventure tale details search for legendary city

    "The Lost City of the Monkey God" recounts archaeological expedition to uncover truth behind Honduras’ “White City" myth.

  6. primates
    Paleontology

    Picture of primate common ancestor coming into focus

    A new family tree analysis predicts behavior of primate common ancestor.

  7. Earth’s atmosphere
    Cosmology

    ‘Voyage of Time’ is Terrence Malick’s ode to life

    With “Voyage of Time,” director Terrence Malick brings the history of the universe — and the evolution of life on Earth — to the big screen.

  8. The Old Man of La Chapelle
    Science & Society

    Historian traces rise of celebrity hominid fossils

    In Seven Skeletons, Lydia Pyne explores the cultural histories of the most iconic fossil figures in human evolution.

  9. Koko and Penny
    Animals

    Documentary looks for meaning in Koko the gorilla’s life

    'Koko — The Gorilla Who Talks' documents the nearly 45-year relationship between researcher Penny Patterson and Koko, the subject of an ape sign language project.

  10. proteins under a microscope
    Life

    Biologists seek help to ‘see’ itty-bitty molecules in 3-D

    A new citizen science project called Microscopy Masters aims to improve how scientists build three-dimensional models of proteins.

  11. people watching a 3-D TV
    Tech

    3-D TVs are a work in need of progress

    In 1966, scientists predicted 3-D TVs would broadcast life-size holograms by 1984.

  12. Gigantopithecus in The Jungle Book
    Paleontology

    Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ resurrects giant extinct ape

    Disney’s latest version of ‘The Jungle Book’ features Gigantopithecus, the largest known ape ever to have lived.