Betsy Ladyzhets is a data journalist and science writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a recent graduate of Barnard College of Columbia University, with a dual degree in English (official concentration in Creative Writing) and Biology (unofficial concentration in Loving Trees). At Stacker, she is responsible for managing the publication's science, health, and lifestyle content.
Stacker compiled 20 incredible examples of interspecies teamwork; this story has friendships from the plains of the Serengeti to the bottom of the ocean.
Meteorologists name hurricanes to help us remember them. In this story, Stacker uses names to tell hurricane history. We have ranked 50 baby names that have been used for at least five hurricanes and/or tropical storms since 1950.
Which state’s tree is the species of the largest organism in the world? Which state’s tree has nuts that can make natural lanterns? Quiz yourself on the trees honored as symbols in all 50 states and D.C., with the help of hints on each tree’s history and uses.
Cancer affects every American, whether directly or indirectly. But some regions of the country are more hard-hit than others. Stacker used CDC data on the incident rates of cancer in every state to examine how this disease is impacting the nation.
Nonprofit organizations across the country are working to broaden public understanding of climate change. Using Charity Navigator’s database, Stacker has compiled a list of 39 such environmental charities that work on a national level.