Selected Articles

How do babies perceive the world?
in MIT Tech Review

The challenges of tackling this question are so daunting that few have tried. But Heather Kosakowski, a PhD candidate at MIT, is determined to find answers.

Grizzly bear DNA maps onto Indigenous language families
in Science Magazine

The bears and Indigenous humans of coastal British Columbia have lived side by side for millennia. But it’s the DNA that really stands out: A new analysis has found that the grizzlies here form three distinct genetic groups, and these groups align closely with the region’s three Indigenous language families.

The surprising reason scientists haven’t been able to clone a bird
in Audubon

Researchers have now cloned endangered mammals like black-footed ferrets in an attempt to create a new tool for conservation. But no one has ever managed to clone a bird, leading scientists to look for creative alternatives.