Faced with declining returns, hardy Georgia shrimpers hold tight to their traditions of pageantry and prayer. (Photo by Sarah Beth Glicksteen.)
An Indiana grandma killed off a devastating superbug with a homemade fecal transplant and then embarked on a crusade to win over the FDA.
(Art by Laurel Lynn Leake)
Hint: it’s pronounced fee-CAL-uh-bak-TEER-ee-um
The putting-green yard sucks up to 10,000 gallons of water a year. So amateur scientist Jackson Madnick decided to breed a hardy, drought-resistant green grass. (Robert Schlie/Alamy)
(An ancient sculpture from the Israel Beer Breweries (IBBL) museum in Ashkelon, Israel. Rafael Ben-Ari/Alamy )
A Vermont farmer decides to reinvent how goods are shipped to market; will the shipping gods listen?
Photo by Jim Pepper
Ilya Metchnikoff laid the foundation for modern probiotics.
(Art courtesy of Pasteur Institute)
The mother tongues of today’s readers span from Russian to Turkish and from Greek to Farsi, as they follow Verne’s characters through the inner workings of his vessel and the mysteries of the aquatic life, discovering their own passions.
It’s not what you eat but when you eat it that impacts how your body burns it off. And not eating at the right time has an equally profound effect.
I grew up in a family of Russian scientists listening to bedtime stories about black holes, volcanoes and wanderlust voyages in faraway lands. Along the way, I have survived Siberian winter, Jordanian summer and Columbia J-School. I’ve edited science features at Nautilus, won two awards for a story about poo, and have written for The Atlantic, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Hemispheres, Hakai, and Scientific American. My other favorite topics to cover are travel and food. I specialize in narrative and longform writing, I am a culture shock junkie, and I am endlessly fascinated by poisons, parasites and poop.
Thank you for visiting my site! You can browse through my recent stories by clicking on the top slider or going to my portfolio page. Make sure to read my feature story The Magic Poop Potion, which won the Front Page Award 2014 in Science Reporting and the Deadline Club Award 2015 for Reporting by Independent Digital Media. If you’d like to get in touch, send me a message from my contact page. Follow me on Twitter @linazeldovich
April 2014: Great news! A story I edited at Nautilus about fire ants’ unstoppable march through the southern states was included in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014 anthology. Reported and written by Justin Nobel. Totally thrilled!