Michael Balter covers paleontology and anthropology for Science magazine, and also teaches science journalism at New York University.

Articles by Michael Balter


Meet the Bird Brainiacs: Eurasian Jay

By Michael Balter
February 29, 2016 — Superstar scientist Nicky Clayton uses worms and chocolate teddy bears to help figure out where bird and human intelligence intersect.
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Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

By Michael Balter
January 07, 2015 — The consensus is in: Birds are living dinosaurs. But how that epic evolutionary leap took place remains one of science’s greatest mysteries.