Curtis Segarra was a fall 2020 science writing intern at Science News. He has a bachelor’s degree in Earth systems science from Trinity University. He is completing a master’s program in science journalism at New York University. His work has been published at Mongabay, News-O-Matic, and Scienceline.

All Stories by Curtis Segarra

  1. Animals

    Explainer: Insects, arachnids and other arthropods

    Arthropods are all around us, but identifying them can be hard. To start, look at the four main groups: chelicera, crustaceans, myriapods and insects.vvv

  2. Animals

    Africa’s poisonous rats are surprisingly social

    Scientists confirm that the African crested rat can safely cover itself in poison and also find that the rodents may live in pairs — or even family groups.

  3. Life

    Ogre-faced spiders listen closely to snatch bugs from the air

    Ogre-faced spiders can hear prey sneaking around behind them. Low frequencies can trigger a blind, backwards attack.