Josie Glausiusz

Josie Glausiusz writes about science and the environment for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Scientific American Mind, Discover, New Scientist, and Wired. From 2013 to 2015 she wrote The American Scholar’s “On Science” blog. Her Hakai Magazine article, “Land Divided, Coast United,” won Amnesty International Canada's 2015 Online Media Award.

Favorite Science Books

These classic titles are worth a read

by Josie Glausiusz | Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Read What You Like

by Josie Glausiusz | Monday, July 18, 2016

Double Standard?

In feverish pursuit of determining DNA’s double helix

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 24, 2013

No Bee Left Behind

Honey in their diet may keep them healthy

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Luxury of a Toilet

The necessity is unobtainable for more than a billion people

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Podiatry for Rhinos

Foot problems can lead to their deaths

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stem Cell Dentistry

The whole tooth and nothing but dentin and enamel

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 02, 2013

A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Newly discovered, it is one of the earliest in the universe

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 06, 2013

We Are One With the Sun

On summer solstice, “we” includes druids and NASA scientists

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sound Advice

Music therapy borne out for preemies

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Care and Feeding of Prince George

Newly discovered benefits found in breast milk

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Eek! A Human

Unintended panic in lab mice serves no good purpose

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Monster Star is Born

Telescope in Chile tracks a mass in the Milky Way

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bugs on the Move

In evidence of global warming, pests increasingly endanger food supplies

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Day of Eco-Atonement

Air quality improves when Israelis suspend driving

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Almost Human

Or, are humans almost bird-like?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 20, 2013

With a Bang (or a Clunk)

Researchers fire a gun in pursuit of life

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 25, 2013

One Word: Plastics

As marine debris, they may spread infectious diseases

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Pesticide Paradox

Twenty-three schoolchildren poisoned in India, a leader in organic farming

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Small Scientists

Five traits come naturally to little ones

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Ode to Jerome Singer

A new paper extols his daydreaming studies

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Can We Talk?

Housekeeping isn't as beneficial as we assumed

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Citizen Cow-Pat Project

Beetles decompose dung best

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 27, 2013

More Game, Less Pain

Video gamers tend to become desensitized

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 04, 2013

If the Shoes Fit …

Footwear consumerism conflicts with environmental concerns

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 11, 2013

When Bats Collide

… with wind turbines

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Princess Paradox

Toymaker’s video brings up concerns about sex stereotypes

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Remembering Matthew Power

Journalist, friend, man of action

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dumped in Space

A simple new way to track Earth-orbiting trash

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 08, 2014

The Nightmare of the Iguana

Bahamas tourists are making lizards unhealthy on junk food

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Squidgy the Robot

Tiny theoretical device portends medical marvels

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Plastic Pollution

… and another hidden hit on the environment

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Making of the Moon

It’s still not cut and dried

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Overdosing on Communication

Whither Facebook, Myspace, etc.?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Time Marches On

(Except when it doesn’t)

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Body Language

Researchers pinpoint where we feel

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 26, 2014

The Science of the Lambs

When it comes to your food, the more you know the better

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Toxins and the Brain

There are no second chances

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Death of Marius

Putting a zookeeper’s decision in perspective

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 19, 2014

About Using That Word Nazi

Casual comparisons bespeak ignorance

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Strange Science

… and why we need it

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 09, 2014

I Feel Weak

And my perceived lack of social power affects assessment of my physical strength

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Get Happy

It’s not a universal pursuit

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Hey Good Lookin’

Brain scans show that mathematicians register degrees of beauty when shown formulas

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Untested and Unregulated

Are the chemicals in many consumer products really safe?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Still Up a Tree

The world doesn’t value our arboreal legacy

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Barbie Effect

Toys make a difference in children’s aspirations

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Reptile Gossip

Crocs: Smarter than you think

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Vaccination Validation

New analysis confirms no link between measles immunization and autism

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Monster Mash

How a child deals with dragons signals adult mental health

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, June 11, 2014

The Millipedes of Madagascar

A mining operation is threatening the island's million-year-old species

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So More Can Live

With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive.

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

When to Say No

Thoughtless collecting of animal specimens can hasten the decline of species

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Autism: Something in the Air

Experiments link brain damage to pollution

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Autism: The Pesticides on Our Food

New research confirms risks to pregnant women

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Selfie Defense

Photos have value beyond expressions of self-adoration

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Following Combat and Civilian Traumas

Now called post-traumatic stress disorder, ‘shell shock’ is still with us

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Shocking Truth

Anything’s better than being alone with your thoughts

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Physicist, Pacifist, Anti-Fascist

In dissent, Einstein affirmed humanity over nationalism

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Feeling Hormonal

When mongoose dad helps care for junior

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Mice and Spiders and Bugs. Oh My!

Are animal phobias innate or learned?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Cute Primate Tricks?

The considerable downside of raising chimps as pets

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Strange Science

... and why we need it

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Luxury of a Toilet

The necessity is unobtainable for more than a billion people

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 03, 2014

The Care and Feeding of Prince George

Newly discovered benefits found in breast milk

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ebola Decisions and Revisions

Measures to stop the disease in its tracks are definitely works in progress

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Another Tobacco Toll

Cigarette butts are not so harmless

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 17, 2014

New Insight on a Famous Study

Participants in obedience experiments were not as passive as originally assumed

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Thanks for the Gratitude

But what’s the upside for the curmudgeon?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Kidneys for Sale

No simple answers to questions about exploitation and expediency

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Organ Laundering

Can you know where your new kidney came from?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Ode on a Grecian Replica

On simplifying accurate copies of fragile antiquities

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tough as Old Moss

Credit resilience to environmental change for its longevity

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Genesis of Planets

A new image may revolutionize theories about their formation

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Because They Are There

Meet two new species of a very small animal

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Storybook Stereotypes

For the children, there’s still a way to go

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Love and Danger in Sandwiches

They can serve as sodium delivery systems

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Tougher Than We Think

New study pinpoints a source of resilience to stress disorders

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Monster Mash

How a child deals with dragons signals adult mental health

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Time Marches On

(Except when it doesn’t)

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In Flanders Fields …

The wild poppies are vanishing

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Lack of Facilities

Studies in India find impediments to progress that may surprise you

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Changing Minds

Public health in rural India is a slow learning curve

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A Tissue of Research

What’s with hiding toilet paper under doll dresses?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Stuck on Band-Aids

Addiction by children is a phase

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Beneficial Bacteria

Stress in pregnancy can alter their impact

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Music and Dementia

Group singing sessions are found to improve cognition

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gut Reaction

Study implicates bacteria in maternal stress and infant illnesses

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Mensa Mushrooms

They’re smarter than you think

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Where’s Dad?

The case for fathers to father

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Witch Hunts

Not the metaphorical kind

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Witch Persecution in Africa

Where children can be victims

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Empathy for Inanimate Objects

Do not attempt this experiment at home

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 08, 2015

To Be Young, Male, and Black

Medical care lags for this part of America’s population

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Underserved in Health Care

Life expectancy is still low for young African-American males

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Selfie Defense

Photos have value beyond expressions of self-adoration

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Farewell

And thanks to everyone who helped along the way

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Making of the Moon

It’s still not cut and dried

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Thanks for the Gratitude

But what’s the upside for the curmudgeon?

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015

So More Can Live

With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive.

by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 27, 2015