Annie co-hosts and produces the podcast Undiscovered along with Elah Feder. Sometimes, this entails visiting labs to look at tiny, glowing worm brains. Or digging through archives in search of 50-year-old chain letters. Or spending WAY too much time in a foam-padded closet (the “recording booth”).
Prior to Undiscovered, Annie produced stories about science and the arts for the Friday radio show. (Like this story, about guitar playing robots, and this one, where astronauts review “Gravity” à la Siskel and Ebert.)
Annie’s first run-in with radio was as an undergrad at Columbia University, where she covered the New York arts scene for the universe’s best radio station, WKCR-FM (“Sit Back and Dig the Shellac”). Since she couldn’t major in radio, she earned a B.A. in American Studies.
She’s also been an assistant producer for the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show, WBEZ’s “Sound Opinions,” where she had the honor of meeting the Jesus of Cool, Nick Lowe. Rock on.
The story behind Google Doodles and the nerd ethos at Google
Art conservationists used science to figure out the original color of the walls in Van Gogh’s “The Bedroom” was purple.
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Ebola, Zika virus, bird flu — disease and pandemics are constantly in the news, but how ready is the US to combat health threats?
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Why scientists who want to know the geology of other planets head to Antarctica
One of Apple’s own alums says Apple’s reputation for creating beautifully-designed, easy-to-use products might be waning.
“Findings” author Rafil Kroll-Zaidi combs the journals for science’s most fascinating — and flummoxing — facts. Now he has combined the best of the best into one illustrated book
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A new book explains difficult scientific concepts using just the 1,000 most-common English words — and a bunch of comics
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