Ed Yong

Atlantic magazine

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Staff writer for The Atlantic where he covers science; former writer of the National Geographic's Not Exactly Rocket Science blog 

Ed Yong on KCRW

Bears, wolves and mountain lions are some of the fiercest predators on earth. But the human voice terrifies them all.

Why does the human voice scare animals?

Bears, wolves and mountain lions are some of the fiercest predators on earth. But the human voice terrifies them all.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

American diplomats heard a mysterious sound in their homes in Cuba a few years ago. Some suffered dizziness, insomnia, and hearing loss. Donald Trump blamed Cuba.

The mysterious sound that allegedly sickened diplomats in Cuba? It was crickets

American diplomats heard a mysterious sound in their homes in Cuba a few years ago. Some suffered dizziness, insomnia, and hearing loss. Donald Trump blamed Cuba.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Four years ago, there was worldwide panic after an Ebola outbreak. More than 11,000 people died before it was brought under control. But Ebola didn’t go away.

Are we ready for the next global plague?

Four years ago, there was worldwide panic after an Ebola outbreak. More than 11,000 people died before it was brought under control. But Ebola didn’t go away.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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