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Laura G. Shields | Science Writer
Laura G. Shields
Exploring the marvel of science, one story at time
Equipped with our five senses, along with telescopes and microscopes and mass spectrometers and seismographs and magnetometers and particle accelerators and detectors across the electromagnetic spectrum, we explore the universe around us and call the adventure science.
— Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Porcupines give you 30,000 reasons to back off
April 09, 2019
Porcupines may be adorable, but their quills are designed to impale and next to impossible to remove. Now researchers are designing new surgical staples that mimic the quill's shape to better close wounds.
NPR Health Shots version
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