For the science geek in everyone, Live Science offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology.
To empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.
Live Science launched in 2004, with just three team members, as a complement to the space and astronomy news site Space.com. The site received Webby Awards as an Honoree in the Science category in 2008 and 2010. It was acquired by Tech Media Network, now called Purch, in 2009.
Starting in 2010, Live Science spun out sister sites to cover three of the site’s most popular topics in greater depth: Life’s Little Mysteries, MyHealthNewsDaily and Our Amazing Planet. In the spring of 2013 the sites were rolled back into Live Science to make a more useful (and more manageable) single site.
In mid-2013, Live Science launched an op-ed section called Expert Voices, which has since grown to include dozens of expert contributors each month including researchers, historians, astronauts and book authors. Later that year, Live Science began reviewing Health Tech products including fitness trackers, GPS watches and heart rate monitors.
Live Science has approached product reviews with the same independence and integrity of journalistic inquiry the site is known for. The site’s staff of science reporters — many with degrees in the sciences in addition to their journalism degrees — are in a unique position to shed light on any science- or health-related claims made by manufacturers.
Live Science People
Jeanna Bryner, Managing Editor
Jeanna has been a part of Live Science since 2006, drawn to the site for its quirky character and thorough articles about the mysteries of Earth and human behavior. Previously she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine, where she gained an appreciation for the curious minds of kids. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a Master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a science journalism degree from New York University. When she's not helping to shape Live Science, she enjoys all forms of exercise, reading her favorite author Haruki Murakami and playing with her 5-year-old son.
Karen Rowan, Health Editor
Karen has written for Discover and Popular Mechanics magazines as well as the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. She taught biology at Adlai E. Stevenson High School, Lincolnshire, Ill. for eight years and has a Master's degree in science and medical journalism from Boston University, plus a Master's in Cellular Biology from Northeastern Illinois University.
Denise Chow, Sci-Tech Editor
Before joining the LS team in 2013, Denise spent two years as a staff writer for Space.com, where she wrote about rocket launches and covered NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a Master's degree in journalism from New York University. Outside of work, she is an avid runner and loves testing out the latest and greatest fitness gadgets and apps. Previously, Denise worked at NPR, the New York Daily News and GQ magazine.
The Live Science team also includes more than a dozen other team members: editors, reporters and support staff, including video, infographics and copy desk. Robert Roy Britt, the original Editor of Live Science (2004-2009), was a veteran of Space.com and remains at the helm of both sites as Editor in Chief and Chief Content Officer of the parent company, Purch.