Mike Denison is the audience engagement editor at Science News. Before joining the staff in 2017, he was a social media producer at The Palm Beach Post. A native of the Philadelphia suburbs, he graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014 with a double major in journalism and psychology. When he's not obsessing over web analytics and sharing the right news with the right people online, he’s probably listening to some weird band you've never heard of, anxiously awaiting Philly’s next major sports championship or excitedly raving about Wawa.

All Stories by Mike Denison

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    Science & Society

    We’re closing down our comment section

    Science News’ forthcoming website won’t feature comment sections on stories, but instead will invite e-mail feedback so readers can make their voices heard.

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    Animals

    Watch a desert kangaroo rat drop-kick a rattlesnake

    Desert kangaroo rats have a wide arsenal for dodging rattlesnake ambushes. But the most dramatic might be their powerful midair kick.

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    Animals

    50 years ago, scientists studied orcas in the wild for the first time

    The study of killer whales has come a long way since the capture of seven in 1968 allowed scientists to study the animals in their habitat.

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    Health & Medicine

    ‘Sawbones’ invites readers to laugh at the bizarre history of medicine

    ‘The Sawbones Book,’ based on the popular podcast by Dr. Sydnee and Justin McElroy, ties the strange history of modern medicine to modern pseudoscience.

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    Astronomy

    New Horizons’ next target has been dubbed Ultima Thule

    NASA has named New Horizons spacecraft’s next target Ultima Thule after the public suggested tens of thousands of monikers for the Kuiper Belt object.

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    Astronomy

    NASA wants your help naming New Horizons’ next destination

    NASA’s New Horizons mission team is asking the public to vote on a nickname for the spacecraft’s next destination.