Harvey Leifert

Harvey Leifert, harveywriting@verizon.net, is a freelance science writer based in Bethesda, Maryland. He previously served as public information manager for the American Geophysical Union and as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Information Agency.

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Recent Stories

Conspicuous armaments are good visual proxies for fighting ability.

Bats, reservoirs for such viruses as Ebola, are increasingly villainized and require special conservation.

After centuries of moving through the Irish countryside, a group known as Travellers has come to rest.

Algae, plants and humans: three groups of organisms that used chemistry to change the planet.