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.