Katarina Zimmer

Bats, machine learning & tequila

When you’re having a shot of tequila at your next fiesta, make sure to raise a glass to bats. Yes, bats, because they’re the animal that pollinates the blue agave plant needed to make tequila. The small winged… Read More

Learning about learning – what mouse babies can tell us about the brain

Today I had the opportunity to speak to Jennifer Shiavo, a third-year PhD student and one of the many, many scientists collectively working to piece together one of the biggest puzzles of neuroscience: How the brain learns. It’s… Read More

Bombs, cyanide and trophic cascades: When fishing gets out of hand

“A continuous series of corals, sponges, sea anemones, and other marine productions, of magnificent dimensions, varied forms, and brilliant colors. In and out moved numbers of blue and red and yellow fishes, spotted and banded and striped in… Read More

The growth of “green” art to talk about climate change

Carbon emissions, fossil fuels, that 2°C threshold we’re not supposed to cross—science is good at getting the facts straight about climate change, but less effective in communicating how it affects us. This is where art may come in…. Read More

Going on a bat walk with Paul Keim

This summer in Central Park, I had the opportunity to go on a ‘bat walk’ with naturalist Paul Keim. Have a listen!