Bob Grant

Bob Grant

Bob started with The Scientist as a staff writer in 2007. Before joining the team, he worked as a reporter at Audubon and earned a master’s degree in science journalism from New York University. In his previous life, he pursued a career in science, getting a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology from Montana State University and a master’s degree in marine biology from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. Bob edits Reading Frames and other sections of the magazine.

Articles by Bob Grant
Our Aching Brains
Our Aching Brains
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2021
COVID-19 has killed more than 4 million people around the globe and has sickened many millions more. The neurological toll on those of us continuing to live through the pandemic may stretch years or decades into the uncertain future.
Delta Blues
Delta Blues
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2021
Humanity was hoping to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic this year. But viruses have plenty of tools at their disposal, and we should plan for a long-term future in which SARS-CoV-2 is a persistent threat.
Labs, Leaks, and Liability
Labs, Leaks, and Liability
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2021
The resurfaced conversation surrounding the idea that SARS-CoV-2 might have leaked from a lab in Wuhan, China, represents an opportunity to reexamine the confluence of science, politics, and public discourse.
The Psychology of Panic
The Psychology of Panic
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2021
The recent news of consumers hoarding gasoline in the face of a brief closure of one of the world’s biggest petroleum pipelines is just the latest episode of panic buying since the COVID-19 pandemic started.
Depoliticizing Science
Depoliticizing Science
Bob Grant | May 1, 2021
Politicians should of course consider and respect the latest research findings in crafting policy, but elected officials should honor the scientific method by letting its practitioners hash out the details of the science.
Our Expanding Universe
Our Expanding Universe
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2021
As with the evolution of astronomy, new insights in biology beckon just beyond our conceptual and observational reach.
Democratized Discovery
Democratized Discovery
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2021
In a triumph for science, COVID-19 statistics are finally trending favorably in the US. We must make sure the rest of the world is not left behind.
Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Experts Predict the Hottest Life Science Tech in 2021 and Beyond
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021
Last year’s Top 10 Innovations judges look into their crystal balls.
Feeling the Foundation
Feeling the Foundation
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2021
This year has started out in a fashion that is sadly similar to the way 2020 unspooled. But the steady pace of scientific discovery helps maintain our sense of hope.
An End in Sight
An End in Sight
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2021
Last year humanity confronted our biggest challenge in a century. Science helped us see the light at the end of the tunnel. But we need to keep moving forward to emerge.