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.


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.

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.

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