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We believe that science can help explain the things that matter to you and shine a light on everything from the mysteries of our universe to the inner workings of an atom. Our team of experienced editors and science journalists are here to guide you through the most important stories with clarity, authority and humor.
Whether you’re interested in dinosaurs or archaeology, weird physics or astronomy, health, human behavior or the mysteries of our planet — for those with a curious mind, your journey of discovery begins here.
Our goal is to make the wonders of science and the world around us relevant, useful and interesting to everyone by informing and entertaining our readers.
When looking for the most fascinating and important stories, our staff dig through scientific journals and keep up to date with what the top institutions are working on, to investigate how science impacts current events and how new discoveries may affect you. We don’t just take scientists’ findings at face value, however — we investigate whole papers, scrutinize the results and speak to experts in the field to separate the science from the fiction. Read more about our editorial standards and how we write our articles.
When we aren’t covering the latest science news, you can find us delivering in-depth features, such as the wildest conspiracy theories to the most inspiring Black scientists in past and modern history; holding a microscope to some of the oddest questions in Life’s Little Mysteries; or testing the toys, games and health products we think our readers will enjoy. Find out how we test, and why you can trust our reviews.
Live Science launched in 2004 with just three team members, as a complement to the space and astronomy news site Space.com. The site received Webby Awards as an Honoree in the Science category in 2008 and 2010. It was acquired by TechMediaNetwork, later called Purch, in 2009. Future PLC acquired Purch in 2018 and is the current publisher of Live Science., operating out of New York City, London and Bath, England.
Who we are
Andy is a content director at Future, and has been working in media and journalism for over 20 years. He currently oversees Live Science, while working on projects across a number of brands at Future Plc. Andy is also a tutor in Game Design at the National Film and TV School in the UK, a photographer, and a professional mentor. In his spare time you’ll find Andy out with a camera in his hand, capturing urban and night-sky landscapes, or building Lego with his son.
Alexander McNamara is the Editor-in-Chief at Live Science, and has more than 15 years’ experience in publishing at digital titles. More than half of this time has been dedicated to bringing the wonders of science and technology to a wider audience through editor roles at New Scientist and BBC Science Focus (opens in new tab), developing new podcasts, newsletters and ground-breaking features along the way. Prior to this, he covered a diverse spectrum of content, ranging from women’s lifestyle, travel, sport and politics, at Hearst and Microsoft. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Sheffield, and before embarking in a career in journalism had a brief stint as an English teacher in the Czech Republic. In his spare time, you can find him with his head buried in the latest science books or tinkering with cool gadgets. ([email protected])
Tia is the managing editor and was previously a senior writer for Live Science. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Wired.com and other outlets. She holds a master’s in bioengineering from the University of Washington, a graduate certificate in science writing from UC Santa Cruz and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. Tia was part of a team at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that published the Empty Cradles series on preterm births, which won multiple awards, including the 2012 Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. ([email protected])
Laura is the history/archaeology and Life’s Little Mysteries editor at Live Science. She also reports on general science, including paleontology. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Scientific American, Scholastic, Popular Science and Spectrum, a site on autism research. She has won multiple awards from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association for her reporting at a weekly newspaper near Seattle. Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in journalism with an advanced certificate in science writing from NYU. ([email protected])
Brandon is the space channel editor at Live Science, and he was formerly a staff writer and editor at Reader’s Digest magazine. His writing has appeared in The Washington Post, CBS.com, the Richard Dawkins Foundation website and other outlets. He holds a bachelor’s degree in creative writing from the University of Arizona, with minors in journalism and media arts. He enjoys writing most about space/astronomy, geoscience and the mysteries of the universe. ([email protected])
Alice is the health channel editor at Live Science. She also reviews tech and fitness products for our buying guides, from air purifiers to treadmills. She has worked across multiple knowledge and wellness brands at Future, including Fit&Well, Coach, T3, TechRadar and Tom’s Guide. Alice holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from City, University of London, where she spent a year studying nutrition, dietetics and public health at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. A self-confessed running fanatic, she’s completed six marathons and qualified for the Boston marathon. ([email protected])
Ian is the Tech and Entertainment Editor at Live Science and Space.com (opens in new tab). That means he covers everything from laptops and microscopes to Lego sets and science documentaries. He previously worked as Tech Editor for TopTenReviews, and has freelanced for most major games and tech sites including TechRadar, GamesRadar, IGN, Fanbyte, and more.
With a degree in biology, a PhD in chemistry, and his previous role at Institute of Physics Publishing, Ian is taking a world tour through the different scientific disciplines. He’s seeing how long they let him keep this profile photo.([email protected])
Nicoletta Lanese is a news editor on Live Science’s health desk. She first joined the publication in 2019 as a staff writer. She holds degrees in neuroscience and dance from the University of Florida and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her work has appeared in The Scientist Magazine, Science News, The San Jose Mercury News and Mongabay, among other outlets. ([email protected])
Ben Turner is a U.K.-based staff writer at Live Science. He covers physics and astronomy, among other topics such as weird animals and climate change. He graduated from University College London with a degree in particle physics before training as a journalist. When he’s not writing, Ben enjoys reading literature, playing the guitar and engaging in chess. ([email protected])
Harry is a U.K.-based staff writer at Live Science. He studied Marine Biology at the University of Exeter (Penryn campus) and after graduating started his own blog site “Marine Madness,” which he continues to run with other ocean enthusiasts. He is also interested in evolution, climate change, robots, space exploration, environmental conservation and anything that’s been fossilized. When not at work he can be found watching sci-fi films, playing old Pokemon games or running (probably slower than he’d like). ([email protected])
Jennifer Nalewicki is a Salt Lake City-based journalist whose work has been featured in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, Scientific American, Popular Mechanics and more. She covers several science topics from planet Earth to paleontology and archaeology to health and culture. Prior to freelancing, Jennifer was a reporter at Interior Design Magazine, and before that she held an Editor role at Time Inc. Jennifer has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin. ([email protected])
James is Live Science’s production editor and is based near London in the U.K. Before joining Live Science, he worked on a number of magazines, including How It Works, History of War and Digital Photographer. He also previously worked in Madrid, Spain, helping to create history and science textbooks and learning resources for schools. He has a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Coventry University. ([email protected])
Lou Mudge is a health writer based in Bath, United Kingdom for Future PLC. She holds an undergraduate degree in creative writing from Bath Spa University, and her work has appeared in Live Science, Fit & Well and Coach, among others. She regularly writes about health and fitness-related topics such as air quality, gut health, sleep diet and nutrition and the impacts these things have on our lives. She has worked for the University of Bath on a chemistry research project and produced a short book in collaboration with the department of education at Bath Spa University. ([email protected])
Anna Gora is a health writer based in Bath, United Kingdom. She is a certified personal trainer, nutritionist and health coach with nearly 10 years of professional experience. Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition from the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, a Master’s degree in Nutrition, Physical Activity & Public Health from the University of Bristol, as well as various health coaching certificates. She is passionate about empowering people to live a healthy lifestyle and promoting the benefits of a plant-based diet. ([email protected])
Sascha is a U.K.-based trainee staff writer at Live Science. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Southampton and a Master’s degree in Science Communication from Imperial College London. Besides writing, she enjoys playing tennis, bread-making and browsing second-hand shops for hidden gems. ([email protected])
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