How COVID-19 created a perfect storm for a deadly fungal infection in India
Amidst the chaos of the COVID-19 pandemic, numbers of rare but dangerous black fungal infections have skyrocketed. Science News, June 2021
Climate change may be leading to overcounts of endangered bonobos
A changing climate in Congo is making bonobo nests last longer, possibly skewing estimates of the great ape populations. Science News, July 2021
Can animals predict earthquakes? Study on an Italian farm hint at an answer
There are many documented cases of strange animal behavior before earthquakes. Scientists finally put some farm animals to the test. Discover, July 2020
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I was awarded the EurekAlert! Fellowship for International Science Reporters in early 2020. I am also a recipient of the S. Ramaseshan Science Writing Fellowship awarded by the Indian Academy of Sciences.
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