Joshua A. Krisch

Joshua A. Krisch

Science Journalist

Writer, Podcast/Video/Web Producer, Coffee Connoisseur, Tinkerer.

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Scientific American

Monkey See, Monkey Speak

Scientists use language and logic to translate monkey sounds into English and develop linguistic rules for primate dialects.

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Scientific American

How Congress Snuck Science into the $1.1 Trillion Omnibus Bill

This year’s budget produced some big winners in science (NASA, GMOs), as well as some less fortunate losers—like the EPA and US Fish and Wildlife

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Scientific American

A Mechanical Sensor Inspired by Spider Biology

Researchers mimicked spider legs to design a powerful mechanical sensor.

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Scientific American

Why Scientists Are Blaming Cilia for Human Disease

Hairlike structures on cells may play a role in a host of genetic disorders, including kidney degeneration, vision impairment and even some cancers.

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Scientific American

Will Your Research Ever Get the Tax Break That It Deserves

The innovation industry faces an uncertain future, as long as the United States R&D Tax Credit remains a Congressional roller coaster ride.

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Scientific American

How Science Suffers During Government Shutdown

Congress (probably) won’t defund the government next week. But if they do, their decision will be disastrous for science.

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Scientific American

Protein Project Could Help Expose Cancer’s Causes

Scientists unveil the world’s largest index of human protein interactions, which could pinpoint cancer genes.

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Scientific American

New GOP Leaders Embrace Science but Don't Hug Trees

The House Committee on Appropriations recently appointed two relatively science-friendly chairmen to powerful subcommittee seats.

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Scientific American

Ants Abound in Manhattan’s Slivers of Green

Some swathes of city concrete may foster as much insect diversity as heavily wooded areas.

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Scientific American

Artificial Intelligence That Performs Real Magic Tricks

AI helps mechanical magicians fool human spectators.

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Scientific American

Ted Cruz Is Not 100 Percent Wrong That Net Neutrality Is ObamaCare for the Internet

“Net Neutrality” is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government. — Senator Ted Cruz, November 10, 2014

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Scientific American

This Robot Messes with Your Brain Until You Feel a “Ghostly Presence"

Scientists are now one step closer to understanding the biology behind visual and auditory hallucinations.

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Scientific American

Science in a Republican Senate: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

What will happen to science and scientific research if Republicans take control of the Senate?

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Scientific American

Acrobats, Mayo Addicts and Drones Win the 2014 “Dance Your PhD” Contest

Watch these grad students dance their hearts out...for science.

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Scientific American

Bad Science and “Folk Psychology” Guided CIA Torture Techniques

One thing is clear—the CIA’s methods were never justified based on science.