Best described as someone who likes to "sit in the woods and stare," Molly fell in love with science in the ponds, wildlife and fields of Ohio. She studied biology as an undergrad, and then spent time living on couches searching for a destiny she could only describe as "writing about science," at which point Molly wound her way to NYU's science reporting program to become a journalist. As one, she's had the jam-packed experience of reporting and producing stories for radio, magazine and Live events, including Scientific American and National Geographic Adventure; the World Science Festival; and WNYC's The Takeaway and Freakonomics Radio. It feels pretty surreal to call Radiolab home, but that's not stopping her from saying that it's so.
Join us for a night of nanospectucular wonders, hosted by Robert Krulwich, live from the World Science Festival tonight (May 30) at 8pm ET here on radiolab.org. Watch below, and join two Radiolab producers for a live chat as the event gets underway.
Join us tonight (May 30), at 8pm ET right here on radiolab.org to watch, live chat, and geek out about nanotechnology -- and finally see what Robert Krulwich looks like when he's not on the radio. Find out more here...
Researchers used 5,000 individual atoms to create the world's smallest film...and in the process figure out how to store a helluva lot of data!
Schrëwdinger lives it up in the last red carpet event before voting closes today in the Name Your Ancestor contest...
Our common ancestor was seen trying to cajole the box office attendant at the Cherry Lane Theatre earlier today. But the imposing mammal was turned away -- apparently even the animal that led to all of us needs ID when picking up will call tickets.
Super PAC (Wo)Men for Mancestor makes a final push for its candidate in the last 24 hours of the Name Your Ancestor vote.
There's nothing prehistoric about this creature's fashion sense!
Common ancestor supporters are out in force for their candidates, in the final days of the vote...
No shirt, no name, no service...
Desperate for a name, our common ancestor is hitting the streets to get out the vote.
This town's not big enough for two hypothetical placental ancestors. Both Mancestor AND Schrëwdinger were caught sporting the same gown over the weekend. Who wore it better?
This is the moment all you placental ancestor lovers have been waiting for: we're down to the final two pop culture monikers for the little hairy beast. Who'll it be? Schrëwdinger (is she our oldest common ancestor, is she not), or Mancestor (the ancestor of man)? Cast your ballot below, and keep an eye out for these two common ancestors on the street, trying to grab your vote...
On-the-street sources say that a creature -- it appears to be our hypothetical common ancestor -- was seen trying to get a passport this morning.
Out of over 1,000 potential names for our hypothetical placental ancestor, there are only four (FOUR!) left.
There are only eight contenders left to name your ancestor. And Round Three starts... NOW!
It's bracket time, baby, mammal madness style.
Something amazing is about to happen: you can claim a little piece of history by naming our long-lost common ancestor. We're not kidding -- the scientists who discovered the creature want your help, so we're holding a contest. Go!