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BETSY MASON

Freelance Science Journalist

FEATURED WORK

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HOW MAGIC CAN HELP US UNDERSTAND ANIMAL MINDS

Knowable Magazine

June 5, 2024

FISH RECOGNIZE THEMSELVES IN PHOTOS

Science News

February 6, 2023

WHY EVERYONE SHOULD START COUNTING SPIDERS


Knowable Magazine
October 25, 2023

WITH RACCOONS, IT'S THE SHY ONES WHO MAY BE THE TROUBLEMAKERS

The New York Times

September 22, 2022

MORE SELECTED STORIES

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DO BIRDS HAVE LANGUAGE? 

Knowable Magazine
February 15, 2022

THE CULTURAL LIVES OF BIRDS

Knowable Magazine Event
February 16, 2022

SPIDERS CAUGHT
IN WEB OF MISINFORMATION

Science News
August 22, 2022

SPIDERS SEEM TO HAVE REM-LIKE SLEEP AND MAY EVEN DREAM

Scientific American
August 8, 2022

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BOOK REVIEW:THE ANIMAL WORLDS THAT LIE BEYOND OUR PERCEPTION
 

Undark
August 5, 2022

SPIDERS ARE MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU THINK

Knowable Magazine
October 28, 2021

WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A JUMPING SPIDER

Science News
October 25, 2021

WOULD YOUR DOG RETURN THE FAVOR IF YOU GAVE HER A TREAT? IT'S COMPLICATED

Science News
July 14, 2021

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MARIE THARP’S GROUNDBREAKING MAPS BROUGHT THE SEAFLOOR TO THE WORLD

Science News

January 13, 2021

ELECTION MAPS ARE EVERYWHERE. DON'T LET THEM FOOL YOU.

The New York Times
October 30, 2020

SOLAR GEO-ENGINEERING SHOULD BE PART OF THE CLIMATE CRISIS SOLUTION

Knowable Magazine
September 16, 2020

CURBING IMPLICIT BIAS: WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T

Knowable Magazine
June 4, 2020

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WHY SCIENTISTS NEED TO BE BETTER AT DATA VISUALIZATION
 

Knowable Magazine
November 12, 2019

TOTAL RECALL: A BRILLIANT MEMORY HELPS CHICKADEES SURVIVE

Knowable Magazine
September 5, 2019

MAPPING THE HEART OF THE GRAND CANYON

Outside
February 26, 2019

THE TOPOGRAPHY OF DISEASE

Scientific American
January 29, 2019

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WHY YOUR MENTAL MAP OF THE WORLD IS PROBABLY WRONG

National Geographic
November 16, 2018

WHEN MARS HAD CANALS

Book Excerpt
October 30, 2018

WHAT DO ANIMAL SCIENTISTS MEAN BY PROMISCUOUS?

Science News
August 13, 2018

END OF THE RAINBOW? MAKING MAPS READABLE FOR COLOR-BLIND PEOPLE

Scientific American
August 9, 2018

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