Kate Travis is the digital director at Science News, where she has been an editor since 2011. She oversees editorial website operations and is a project manager for digital endeavors, including the 2019 redesign of the Science News website. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism and master's in science journalism, both from Texas A&M University, and started her career in science journalism as deputy news editor, and later news editor, of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She lived in Cambridge, England, for four years, where she was an editor for Science's online career magazine, Science Careers, and for a website devoted to careers in translational research. Kate was selected for the spring 2019 cohort of the Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. 

All Stories by Kate Travis

  1. Welcome to the new Science News website

    The Science News website has a new design on an entirely new publishing platform in an effort to give readers a much better experience.

  2. image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy
    Science & Society

    What will be the big science stories of 2019? Here are our predictions

    From black hole insights to the future of self-driving cars to figuring out what it means to be human, 2019 will be a big year in science.

  3. Picasso's Tête de femme de profil (Marie­-Thérèse)
    Tech

    Mix of metals in this Picasso sculpture provides clues to its mysterious origins

    The alloys used to cast Picasso’s bronze sculptures provide a valuable piece of the puzzle in reconstructing the histories of the works of art.

  4. 2017 eclipse, as seen in Oregon
    Science & Society

    Revisiting the science stories that made us cry, think and say ‘OMG’ in 2017

    Each year Science News selects the top stories for their importance and impact. But the staff’s favorite stories strike a different chord.

  5. highway sign about eclipse
    Science & Society

    Today is the day! A last-minute guide for watching the Great American Eclipse

    You’ve probably heard this already, but there’s a total solar eclipse traversing the United States today, August 21. Here’s what you need to know.

  6. opioids
    Health & Medicine

    One in three U.S. adults takes opioids, and many misuse them

    More than a third of U.S. adults used prescription opioids in 2015, and nearly 13 percent of that group misused the painkillers in some way.

  7. opioids
    Health & Medicine

    One in three U.S. adults takes opioids, and many misuse them

    More than a third of U.S. adults used prescription opioids in 2015, and nearly 13 percent of that group misused the painkillers in some way.

  8. The stories of supernova 1987A, as told by Science News

    In the wee hours of February 24, 1987, astronomers caught their first glimpse of supernova 1987A. Science News brings you that story, in multiple ways.

  9. global biodiversity map
    Animals

    Maps show genetic diversity in mammals, amphibians around the world

    Maps of genetic diversity within mammal and amphibian species provide a baseline for understanding the effects of human activity and climate change on animals.

  10. Recolorization of van Gogh's 'The Bedroom'
    Science & Society

    Science gives clues to ‘The Bedroom’ as van Gogh painted it

    Art and science converge in a visualization of the original colors of Vincent van Gogh’s “The Bedroom.”

  11. Life

    The Lady and Her Monsters

  12. Three gene variants boost diabetes risk

    Researchers have linked small variations in three genes to type 2 diabetes.