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
- News in BriefCooler periods coincided with conflicts and disease outbreaks, a tree-ring study spanning the last millennium finds.
- News in BriefPreviously sculpted landscapes accumulate ice more quickly than steep valleys.
- NewsLab studies could explain how a seemingly stable geologic fault can fail.
- NewsThe human hand evolved partly as a tool for fighting, researchers argue.
- FeatureFossils suggest early bipedal hominids still climbed.
- NewsComprehensive analysis quantifies ice sheet loss in Greenland and Antarctica.
- NewsAfrican find reveals complex toolmaking 71,000 years ago.
- NewsMeltwaters off the northwestern part of Canada’s ice sheet would have shut down the ocean’s heat circulation 13,000 years ago.
- NewsWarm Antarctic temperatures help preserve UV-protecting layer.
- NewsA 520-million-year-old fossil of a segmented animal shows that sophisticated central nervous systems are surprisingly ancient.