Jack J. Lee

Jack J. Lee

Science Writing Intern, Summer 2020

Jack J. Lee is a freelance science writer based in the San Francisco Bay area. He was the Summer 2020 science writing intern at Science News. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Caltech and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Princeton University. He recently completed a master’s program in science communication at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His work has been published in Eos, the Monterey Herald and The Mercury News.

All Stories by Jack J. Lee

  1. bottlenose dolphin carrying a shell
    Animals

    Dolphins can learn from peers how to use shells as tools

    While most foraging skills are picked up from mom, some bottlenose dolphins seem to look to their peers to learn how to trap prey in shells.

  2. soft-shelled dinosaur egg fossil
    Paleontology

    Fossil discoveries suggest the earliest dinosaurs laid soft-shelled eggs

    Finding soft-shelled dinosaur eggs in the fossil record for the first time has scientists rethinking how dinosaur eggs evolved.

  3. Pan de Azúcar National Park
    Ecosystems

    A newly found Atacama Desert soil community survives on sips of fog

    Lichens and other fungi and algae unite to form “grit-crust” on the dry soil of Chile’s Atacama Desert and survive on moisture from coastal fog.