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.
Erin Wayman's Articles
- NewsSeismic fingerprints can reveal that a rock avalanche has occurred in a remote location.
- News in BriefClimate simulations suggest hurricane-caused flooding will increase in frequency as temperatures warm.
- NewsTelescopes get first direct glimpse of gases on exoplanets.
- News in BriefMelt from Arctic Archipelago will raise sea levels by 3.5 centimeters.
- NewsFossils on Ellesmere Island suggest famous desert dweller got its start in cold regions.
- NewsThe heat generated during a cosmic crash could have nurtured ancient organisms.
- NewsEating fermented fruit off the ground may have paved way for ability to digest ethanol.
- NewsGenetics study finds parallels in birdsong and language.
- News in BriefMore sunlight penetrates thinning Arctic sea ice, enabling algal growth.
- NewsPerch swim more and eat faster when exposed to concentrations of an antianxiety medication found in rivers.