Kristen Hall-Geisler is a freelance writer and book editor living in Oregon. As an automotive journalist since 2006, she's honed her research and interviewing skills with HowStuffWorks, The New York Times, TechCrunch, Popular Science, US News & World Report and more. She loves falling down the rabbit hole of research and emerging with a book or article that others find useful and — she hopes — entertaining while still being based on solid sources. She is the author of the historical novel "Skull and Sidecar" as well as the nonfiction books "Take the Wheel: A Woman’s Guide to Buying a Car Her Own Damn Self" and "Lightning in a Throttle: Three Early Electric Vehicle Victories."
These wee and fluffy creatures have a bad rap for biting, but you can nip that behavior in the bud with a little training.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 8, 2019
Those red butts on baboons do serve a purpose, sort of, but it's probably not quite what you think.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 6, 2019
In rat-infested New York City, the Ryders Alley Trencherfed Society – R.A.T.S – is on the job and prowling the streets with dogs bred and trained to flush out and dispose of pesky rodents.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul 12, 2019
These nasty pests are developing cross-resistance to multiple classes of insecticides.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jul 11, 2019
That's mainly because they are low-maintenance and surprisingly lovable.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jun 11, 2019
We guarantee you'll never look at the game the same way again.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Feb 13, 2019
The saying is really true. Texas is big. And so is everything in it.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Jan 28, 2019
You know what's totally useless? A pair of umbrellas shoes. But they're so fun you know you want them anyway. Welcome to chindogu.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec 31, 2018
Today it's second nature to paint your fingernails and toenails. But it's been a long road to get here.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec 21, 2018
It may not get you to Hogwarts, but it's still fun to take your picture there.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Dec 20, 2018
This tiny village in upstate New York has been channeling spirits since the 1800s.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Nov 13, 2018
We've all been there. The stop light won't change and you've got places to be. Do you run it or just wait, wait and wait?
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct 19, 2018
A new study found that those spot patterns are not only inherited from mom, they help camouflage baby giraffes in the wild.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Oct 2, 2018
A new study paints a grave future for the killer whale, all because of the now-banned chemicals polychlopinated biphenyls — PCBs.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep 27, 2018
Why do birds do that? A global citizen science project wants you to help them find out.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep 25, 2018
You better know the rules before you get out and fly your drone or you could end up violating FAA regulations.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Sep 14, 2018
Now you have no excuse not to vote in the midterms.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 29, 2018
A new study just found the sleeping disorder could make you gain weight. Awesome.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 22, 2018
Whether you call it a contrast shower, a Scottish shower or a James Bond shower, it's guaranteed to wake you up. Here's why people are trying it.
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 20, 2018
You've heard this bit of hair care advice before, but is it true?
By Kristen Hall-Geisler Aug 16, 2018
How Brunelleschi Built the World's Biggest Dome
How Some Cities Prepare to Withstand Climate Change
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