Ker Than is a science writer based in New York City. He has interviewed Nobel Laureates; watched space shuttles lift off from Cape Canaveral; and visited the site of the world���s first atomic bomb test in the deserts of New Mexico. Some of his favorite stories have been about people who feel, hear, and smell colors, music���s biological roots, the fallacies of intelligent design, and the final moments of dying stars. He has a masters degree from New York University���s Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP). Before becoming a freelancer, he was a staff writer at LiveScience.com and Space.com. He is a contributor to several publications, including National Geographic News, New Scientist, Nature News, and Popular Science. He's also the author of children���s books about stars and earthquakes for Scholastic.