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Kristen Hall-Geisler

Contributing Writer

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."

Recent Contributions

No Joke: Dead Butt Syndrome Is a Real Pain

We know science rarely says anything good about sitting all day. But did you know that if spend too much time on your bum, you could end up killing it?

Geoducks: The World's Most NSFW Mollusk

These saltwater clams are the largest on the planet, and some can live as long as 100 years. And despite their, well, looks, they're pretty darn tasty.

The Joys of Living With Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are small, social and way better than hamsters.

Hamsters Aren't Jerks. Here's How to Stop Them From Biting

These wee and fluffy creatures have a bad rap for biting, but you can nip that behavior in the bud with a little training.

Baboons: The Monkeys With the Scarlet Booties

Those red butts on baboons do serve a purpose, sort of, but it's probably not quite what you think.

Who Ya Gonna Call? The Dogs of R.A.T.S.

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.

We're Losing the Chemical War on Cockroaches

These nasty pests are developing cross-resistance to multiple classes of insecticides.

They Don't Breathe Fire, But Bearded Dragons Make Cool Pets

That's mainly because they are low-maintenance and surprisingly lovable.

How to Play Jenga Like You've Never Played It Before

We guarantee you'll never look at the game the same way again.

Things Are Indeed Bigger in Texas

The saying is really true. Texas is big. And so is everything in it.

Chindogu: The Art of Un-useless Inventions

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.

The Colorful History of Nail Polish

Today it's second nature to paint your fingernails and toenails. But it's been a long road to get here.

It's Muggle Madness at London's Platform 9 ¾

It may not get you to Hogwarts, but it's still fun to take your picture there.

Lily Dale: Where the Living and Dead Reconnect

This tiny village in upstate New York has been channeling spirits since the 1800s.

If the Light Is Stuck on Red, Are You Stuck Too?

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?

Baby Giraffes Get Their Spots From Mom

A new study found that those spot patterns are not only inherited from mom, they help camouflage baby giraffes in the wild.

PCBs Are Killing Killer Whales

A new study paints a grave future for the killer whale, all because of the now-banned chemicals polychlopinated biphenyls — PCBs.

Oh, Birds! Please Don't Fly Into Our Windows

Why do birds do that? A global citizen science project wants you to help them find out.

Got a Drone? Learn the Laws Before You Take Flight

You better know the rules before you get out and fly your drone or you could end up violating FAA regulations.

Lyft Will Help You Get to the Polls This November

Now you have no excuse not to vote in the midterms.

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