Hannah Thomasy

Hannah Thomasy

Hannah Thomasy is a freelance science journalist with a PhD in neuroscience from the University of Washington. She completed the University of Toronto's Dalla Lana Global Journalism Fellowship in 2020. Her work has appeared in Discover, New Scientist, Undark, and Atlas Obscura. She is currently based out of Seattle and Toronto. 

Articles by Hannah Thomasy
Tiliqua rugosa, sleepy lizard, on reddish soil in western Australia
Researchers Probe Genetics Behind a Lizard’s Odd Immune System
Hannah Thomasy | May 10, 2022
Deletions in the sleepy lizard genome leave it without an important type of T cells found in most other vertebrates.
Philoponella prominens spiders mating
Spiders Catapult Themselves to Avoid Becoming Their Mate’s Meal
Hannah Thomasy | Apr 25, 2022
During their escape, male spiders can reach speeds in excess of 3 kilometers per hour thanks to their springy front legs.