Shaena Montanari

Shaena is a freelance science journalist and an ex-paleontologist.


Brain study debunks an assumption about ancient humans

Advanced technology allowed scientists to upend an old idea.

ByShaena Montanari

The asteroid that killed dinosaurs caused the birth of something great

A cataclysmic asteroid impact set the stage for one of Earth’s most diverse ecosystems.

ByShaena Montanari
The big one

An overlooked San Andreas Fault strand could be the next big one

A seemingly secure part of San Andreas Fault may actually mean danger.

ByShaena Montanari
Deep dive

Changes to Earth’s 'twilight zone' could cripple the ocean’s future

This region of the ocean is a key player in the global carbon cycle

ByShaena Montanari