Sharon Pochron

All Stories by Sharon Pochron

  1. Animals

    By a whisker

    Hardly a fad: Some facial hair serves important functions, scientists find.

  2. Animals

    Can’t touch this: Unusual venomous creatures

    Scientists study a cast of creatures to learn how to use toxins to treat pain and disease.

  3. Genetics

    What’s on your genes?

    Tiny genetic switches create big differences.

  4. Fossils

    Three strikes wiped out woolly mammoths

    Giant mammals went extinct thanks to climate, comet and people.

  5. Animals

    Pondering the puzzling platypus

    Scientists are studying the mixed-up looking mammal for clues to animal ancestry.