I’m Betsy Ladyzhets, a data journalist and science writer. I recently graduated from Barnard College (Columbia University) with a dual degree in biology and English, and I have a diverse background in research, writing, editing, and managing small publications. I currently work as a Research Associate at Stacker, where I am responsible for managing the publication’s science, health, and lifestyle content. My past work has appeared in outlets including Bwog (Columbia Student News) and the communications of Black Rock Forest. I seek to build connections between scientists and readers with all levels of scientific knowledge.

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Spider-Man Far From Home is Native Advertising for United Airlines

Is Spider-Man: Far From Home a movie about Peter finding new responsibility on a global scale after becoming an Avenger, or is it about how he just had to fly United for his summer vacation?

Major cities most at risk of rising sea levels

Climate change will not wait for administrative reform. Using data from Climate Central, Stacker ranks the 30 major U.S. cities which will have the most residents in flood-prone areas by 2050.

America’s most common ticks and how to identify them

Stacker has compiled information and photos from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help you identify the ten tick species which pose the greatest threats to Americans this summer.

Woodbridge Is Basically Outside

Betsy Ladyzhets’ towels have not been fully dry for several days.

Tips From A Veteran Writing Fellow

Betsy shares advice on writing and revising academic papers, gained from her three years as a Barnard Writing Fellow.

ArchaeoEcology: New interdisciplinary project shows how human communities shape biodiversity

The ArchaeoEcology Project, an interdisciplinary collaboration of archaeologists, geologists, ecologists, and cultural anthropologists, aims to increase understanding of humans’ place in ecosystems around the globe. Betsy reports from the project’s panels at the 2019 AAAS Annual Meeting.