Writer, Salt Lake City, Utah
Riley Black is a science writer and author of several books, including Skeleton Keys (2019) and My Beloved Brontosaurus (2013). Her bylines have also appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal and New Scientist, among others.
Once and future cats
Sabercats were magnificent, powerful predators – what does their extinction tell us about the future of life on Earth?
Extinction is forever: de-extinction can’t save what we had
Earth science and climate
Keeping kids frenetically entertained is ruining our museums
This riotous life
There’s no rhythm to mass extinctions, no pattern to evolutionary recovery. Life bursts forth, in cacophonous adaptation