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
- NewsA newly constructed family tree dovetails with the fossil record, but differs considerably from previous genetic studies by suggesting that placental mammals emerged after the dinosaur extinction.
- NewsTemblor is the largest in a month of seismic activity on Australian-Pacific plate boundary.
- NewsUsing an improved radiocarbon method, researchers challenge the notion that the species hung on in Iberia for millennia after modern humans arrived in Europe.
- News in BriefSpewing muck since 2006, volcano will calm to a sputter by 2017.
- NewsCompared to global warming caused by solar radiation, global warming caused by greenhouse gases results in less rainfall, simulations suggest.
- NewsThe age at which a chimpanzee gets its first molar tooth doesn't predict when it will stop nursing.
- NewsEnergy dissipated as heat in cities can cause regional temperature changes, simulations suggest.
- FeatureWild chimpanzees pick up ant-fishing behavior from a female immigrant.
- NewsIrrigation has downstream effects on climate and runoff to Colorado River.
- News in BriefMice ingesting the compound tributyltin pass effects to grandchildren.