Henry Fountain (SHS 1972)

SCIENCE EDITOR, NEW YORK TIMES

You might recognize Henry's important writing on the terrible oil spill this past summer. That writing is one part of an ongoing effort to inform the readers of the New York Times about the intersection of science and everyday life. Since 1995, Henry has been an editor on the national desk of the Times and has written a weekly column, the Observatory, about recent scientific findings. Among the varied topics he has addressed are arthritic cane toads, worm grunting, and poison ivy and climate change.