Emily Anthes covered car accidents and local crime for several daily newspapers before she discovered that there were journalists who wrote about science for a living. Now she spends her days covering genes, brains and behaviour. Her book, Frankenstein's Cat: Cuddling up to biotech’s brave new beasts, was published last year. Emily has degrees in science writing and the history of science, and lives in Brooklyn with what may actually be the world’s cutest dog.
Work published elsewhere
Vietnam's neuroscientific legacy
In addition to expanding our knowledge about head injuries, the Vietnam Head Injury Study has also provided insight into how healthy brains function.
Science-fiction turns real: genetically engineering animals for war
Remote-controlled animal cyborgs could one day be conducting surveillance and participating in search and rescue missions (excerpt from Frankenstein’s Cat).
Coldblooded does not mean stupid
Reptile brains are not as primitive as we imagined.
Welcome to outer (head) space
Psychological studies of people who live and work in extreme environments – from Antarctica to space – hold lessons for all of us.
Animal prosthetics help human amputees move again
Advances in material science are making it possible to design state-of-the-art prostheses for injured animals.
Dads get blue, too
Mothers aren’t the only ones who suffer from post-partum depression.