Rebecca Kessler

Rebecca Kessler is a senior editor at Natural History, where she edits features and the “Samplings” column. She also writes about science, the environment, and food for other publications. She has a background in botany and holds a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University.

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Recent Stories

After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.

Peaks protected fifty years ago by the Wilderness Act no longer keep mountain goats safe from human impact.

By the 1920s, California had lost all of its grizzly bears—once considered a distinct species and an emblem of the state.