Articles by Mary Bates

Mary Bates is a freelance science writer based outside Boston, MA. She specializes in writing about the brains and behavior of humans and other animals. Her work has been published in National Geographic news, The Scientist, Muse magazine, and more.

Jammin’ at wind farms may help save bats

Wind turbines are a valuable source of renewable energy, but they’re eco-unfriendly in one particular way: the giant spinning blades frequently kill birds and bats. A new system that jams…