Emily has written more than 150 articles for newspapers and magazines. Here is a selection of her work.
"Beauteous Beasts: Humans have been breeding animals for beauty for centuries. But should we draw the line at genetically modified pets?" Aeon. March 25, 2013.
“Made Whole: Designed for animals, these advanced prosthetics could also help get human amputees moving again.” Wired. October 2011.
“Accounting for Taste: Why is a mouth-watering delicacy to some a serving of slop to others?” Psychology Today. January/February 2011.
“The Bad Daddy Factor: Drinking, smoking, taking prescription meds or failing to eat a balanced diet can influence the health of men’s future children.” Miller-McCune. January/February 2011.
“Inside the bullied brain: The alarming neuroscience of taunting.” The Boston Globe. November 28, 2010.
“Dads Get Blue, Too: The problem of postpartum depression in fathers.” Slate. November 4, 2010.
“Soft-headed intellectuals: What the octopus is revealing about the nature of intelligence.” The Boston Globe. July 25, 2010.
“She’s Hooked: The allure of alcohol, drugs and cigarettes ebbs and flows with a woman’s monthly cycle.’” Scientific American Mind. May/June 2010.
“Family Guy: Move over, ‘mommy brain.’ Men go through their own biological changes after a baby is born. But dads are programmed to challenge their kids, not coddle them.” Scientific American Mind. May/June 2010.
“Welcome to Outer (Head) Space: What can extreme environments teach us about weathering life’s ups and downs?” Psychology Today. April 2010.
“The Vita Myth: Do supplements really do any good?” Slate. January 6, 2010.
“Unfolding the mysteries of the brain: Researchers are learning to map the wrinkled landscape of the cerebral cortex for clues to how the mind develops.” The Boston Globe. August 3, 2009.
“Building Around the Mind: Brain research can help us craft spaces that relax, inspire, awaken, comfort and heal.” Scientific American Mind. April 2009.
“Revolutionary Minds: The Designers.” SEED. March/April 2008.
“E-noses Could Make Diseases Something to Sniff at: Diagnosing illnesses could be as easy as breathing.” Scientific American. January 11, 2008.
“Stretch Marks for Dads: What fatherhood does to the body and the brain.” Slate. June 14, 2007.
“The Vanishing Act: The world’s habitable spaces are under pressure. For those evicted by environmental change or conflict, is there ever any going back?” SEED. March 2007.
“The Battle Between Food and Fuel: Exploding demand for ethanol could inflate the price of food and threaten the world’s hungry.” SEED. August 29, 2006.
“When researchers are the guinea pigs: Should scientists be allowed to continue studying themselves?” The Boston Globe. December 12, 2005.
“DNA sequence in hand, dog geneticists aim to build a better pooch.” The Boston Globe. September 7, 2004.
"Coldblooded Does Not Mean Stupid." The New York Times. November 18, 2013.
"Should we make animals smarter? Brain research raises the possibility of a very exotic future." The Boston Globe. March 31, 2013.
"Cyborg Roaches, Glow-in-the-Dark Fish, and Other Biotechnology Beasts.” Slate. February 25, 2013.
"Tracking the Pack: Modern communications technologies are reshaping our relationships with other species." The New York Times. February 3, 2013.
“‘Resurrection’ feat gives hope for future vaccines.” BBC Future. November 21, 2012.
“Insect-eating sundew plant heals wounds.” BBC Future. November 8, 2012.
“The bleeding edge of self-healing skin-like materials.” BBC Future. October 25, 2012.
“Cuttlefish provide smart fashion tips.” BBC Future. September 12, 2012.
“Swing the Vote: The curious science of ballot-casting.” Psychology Today. November/December 2010.
“I, Robot.” Yale Alumni Magazine. July/August 2010.
“Profane Brain: The World of Taboo Words.” Psychology Today. July/August 2010.
“Scientists Turn to Silk Strands for Surgery, Circuits.” Popular Mechanics. April 27, 2010.
“What a Pest: Why the Black Death still won’t die.” Foreign Policy. November 2009.
“Conservation Cuisine.” Discover. July 7, 2009.
“The New White Meat: Raising Chicken Nuggets in a Petri Dish.” New York. January 11, 2009.
“Nomadic Hand-Me-Downs: What’s to blame for obesity, lactose intolerance, and ADHD? Some researchers are pointing squarely at hunter-gatherers. ” Discover. December 2008.
“Discount Drugs: Meet America’s first nonprofit pharmaceutical company.” GOOD. November/December 2008.
“Is the Nastiness of ‘The Real Housewives’ Contagious?” New York. April 21, 2008.
“US Cancer Researchers Go Abroad for Trials.” The Boston Globe. December 29, 2007.
“The Human-Influenced Evolution of Dogs: Thanks to their domestication and favored pet status, dogs have enjoyed a genetic variability known to few other species.” SEED. July 18, 2006.
“‘Lab Chickens’ Challenge Lab Mice: How a new technique to create transgenic chickens could have us cracking eggs for the next miracle cure.” SEED. June 12, 2006.